In contrast, however, the already advanced media change generally raises completely new and largely undiscussed questions for future concepts of media participation, for example, regarding the use and role of community media, but also where broadcasting media in particular will develop technologically due to changed usage behavior and what effects this will have on formats, forms of presentation and also on artistic expression.
With “Building a European Digital Public Space – Strategies for taking back control from Big Tech platforms”, CBA Chairman Alexander Baratsits has published a collection of essays by academic experts and activists from the field of public and non-commercial media. This publication addresses the question of how a public democratic discourse can be established in the digitalized reality. How can values such as openness, transparency, data sovereignty and fundamental rights such as diversity, pluralism, quality and freedom of expression be represented in it? What is necessary to create an independent European infrastructure and how can it be organized democratically?
The texts are written by: Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Franz Heinzmann, Katja Bego, Max Schulze, Alek Tarkowski, Paul Keller, Mira Milosevic, Gabrielle Guillemin, Maria Luisa Stasi, Anna Mazgal, Geert-Jan Bogaerts, Volker Grassmuck, Leonhard Dobusch, Klaus Unterberger, Christian Fuchs, Barbara Thomass, Bill Thompson, Ulli Weish, David Trattnig, Sabine Fratzke, Ingo Leindecker, Michael Nicolai and Alexander Baratsits.
The publication was realized with funds from the city of Linz and with the support of Radio Orange.