The EU MEDIADEM project is hosting a one day workshop in Edinburgh on Devolution & Independence: The Future of the Media in Scotland. Ms. Birgitta Jonsdottir (Member of the Icelandic Parliament & chair of the International Modern Media Institute) will give the keynote speech on the implementation of Iceland’s Modern Media Initiative and its implications for Scottish media law and policy.
Speakers at the workshop will include:
- Prof. Philip Schlesinger (University of Glasgow)
- Dr. Daithi Mac Síthigh (University of Edinburgh)
- Mr. Bart van Besien (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
- Dr. Sebastian Müller (University of Bielefeld, Law Faculty)
- Dr. Juan Luis Manfredi Sanchez (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Periodismo)
The workshop will address media regulation in Belgium and Spain where there are similarly live issues of devolution and independence; the role of the media in supporting language and cultural identity; and regulatory coherence in the media field in the UK.
The workshop will take place in the Lorimer Room, Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL from 11.30-5 pm. Lunch will be provided.
The event is open to the public and we invite students, academics, journalists, civil servants, representatives from civil society organisations, the legal profession and the general public to join us in engaging with these topical issues. Places are, limited so please confirm attendance with the administrator for the conference, Ms. Yolande Stolte at: firstname.lastname@example.org, by Thursday 3 January. For further information call: 0131 650 2094.