Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe (Book)
Concepts and Conditions
We assume that freedom of the press is guaranteed in a democratic society. But, in Press Freedom and Pluralism in Europe, researchers from twelve countries reveal that it is all too frequently a freedom that is taken for granted. In turn, they examine media systems throughout Europe and report on their conditions for independence and pluralism. Contributors to this volume discuss press freedom and diversity through several case studies involving such countries as the Baltics, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. This volume provides a critical basis from which to evaluate media freedom in the United States, and will consequently be of interest to scholars of media and communication studies.
Andrea Czepek and Eva Nowak are professors of journalism at the University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Melanie Hellwig is an assistant at the University of Applied Sciences.