Digital media pluralism. The need for global strategies
2016 (English)In: Freedom of expression and media in transition: Studies and reflections in the digital age / [ed] Ulla Carlsson, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2016, 91-100 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The chapter considers the global impacts of digital communication technologiesand how they can influence media pluralism and media freedom as wellas the ways in which legal systems aim to support and protect them. Electroniccommunication and technical developments have in fact contributed to enormouschanges in daily life. They have also promoted important economic,social and cultural transformations. The new digital environment has becomean essential space used for various purposes not strictly informational. In addition,digital communication technologies are regarded as necessary instrumentsfor having full enjoyment of a series of rights, including the right toaccess knowledge and information, the right to communicate, the right to cultureand the right to participate in society. This new situation also implies thatall people should have access to these technological innovations at affordableconditions, and that any restrictions should be strictly limited and proportionate.As online networks are considered a particularly well-designed space forpluralism and cultural diversity, their freedom and openness should be protectedand enhanced. In particular, the principle of an open and unrestrictedInternet – as it was originally conceived – should be considered an essentialprecondition for any regulatory measure taken with regard to it.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nordicom, 2016. 91-100 p.
digital media pluralism, communication rights, media freedom, communication technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29576ISBN: 978-91-87957-22-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-29576DiVA: diva2:908973