A Faculty of Media and Communication academic contributed to a workshop organised by the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Department of Media and Communication. This policy focused workshop, held on 27th January 2017, was entitled ‘The media policies of Europe’s new authoritarianism’. Its purpose was to develop policy response strategies to changing media legislations among the European Union member states among which democracy is drifting away from liberal agendas, and where the principles of media freedom are at risk. Participants of the workshop put forward strategies and tactics to address controversial developments among selected media regimes. Above all, the significance of media policy developments was discussed in a broader context of governance, democracy and media freedoms.
The workshop was attended by scholars, journalists, regional and international policy-makers as well as representatives of a number of policy think-tanks. The workshop was held under the Chatham House rule. This event was part of the Media Policy Project hosted by the LSE.