The European media has a difficult relationship with digital gatekeepers, which control access to online audiences and dominate opaque online advertising markets. They have more recently proposed remuneration deals that raise serious antitrust concerns.
Ensuring good conditions for sustainable and independent media has become a question of digital and democratic sovereignty – as recognised by the European action plans on Media and Democracy. The pandemic which hit the media sector particularly hard has created a sense of urgency to make sure that these issues are addressed in the DMA.
What can the DMA proposal do to support European media and ensure that European content can thrive in open, fair, transparent and inclusive digital markets?
During this virtual event, several Members of the European Parliament will explore these questions as they return from summer recess and resume their efforts to come to a joint position on the DMA proposal.
Confirmed speakers include:
MEP Stéphanie Yon-Courtin (Renew rapporteur ECON)
MEP Tomasz Frankowski (EPP shadow rapporteur CULT)
MEP Marcel Kolaja (Greens, shadow rapporteur IMCO)
Wout van Wijk, Executive Director at News Media Europe
The event will be moderated by Luca Bertuzzi, digital and media editor at Euractiv