Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
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[...] The third point is that you cannot ignore the reality of today's online world. Today we have many different systems in place. For example: national regulators, which can be controversial for print media, are commonplace for audiovisual broadcasting. Yet, in a digital age, once-clear distinctions are becoming blurred: between print and broadcast, between organised media and occasional bloggers, between professional journalist and activist citizen. Any attempt to codify and protect media freedom and pluralism struggles to contain those shifting concepts. What do we even mean by "media"? The fact is, in an online world, content readily crosses sectoral boundaries: and readily crosses national borders, too. And because the digital transition is a challenge for some traditional media, I have created the Media Futures Forum led by Christian van Thillo to discuss future-oriented solutions across the sector. I recommend reading their report.