Panel Name: Challenges to Media Organizations
Chair: Václav Štětka, Oxford University, UK
Joan Ramon Rodriguez-Amat, University of Vienna, Austria
Hanka Sládková, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Gražyna Stachyra, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland,
Joan Ramon Rodriguez-Amat in his paper Bullying or due process? The pendulum of international and national policy in the field of Copyright stated that the main problem with international and national policy in Copyright is that the law system concerning Copyright are not clear and transparent enough. „There are disputes about legitimacy of internet regulations. Also the changes in this sphere are happening really fast and it needs specific regulations,“ claimed Rodriguez. As an example of preventing piracy and conserving intelectual property he showed the Sinde Bot Cause from Spain. Laws regulating intelectual property were passed fast and as a result of international pressure. Also there is still question of ACTA and TPP. But the main and most important unaswered question is whether this whole issue is bullying or due process. Second speaker, Hanka Sládková, with her part on Post production in Post-totality: Art-Media dependant or Media supplement? The specific situation of the Czech Art and Art-journalism in the 1990s dealed with the distinction of the totalitarian art and post totalitarian art and its realtion with media. “In democratic system, everybody can create art. And art can ´t be understood without the social context,” she stated. Social inclusion in the context of the Polish Radio broadcastingwas the topic of paper of Gražyna Stachyra. She focused on the case of Third Age Students, radio drama, which deals with issues concerning elder people, such as health issues, relationships, the public activity and technology and learning. “The Polish population is growing older, so the aged people gained marketing importance,” she stated.