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28 Mar 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

German politicians discuss regulations for TV in the Internet era


It rarely happens anymore that somebody suggests climate change could be a good thing. Yet at the annual conference of the German Association of State Media Authorities, it happened a lot, and for a reason.

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22 Mar 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, Television, 0 Comments

Micromanaging news on commercial TV?


News consumption is a function of the education level of a society and of citizens’ sense of ownership of the public sphere. Forcing media businesses to dangle news as a carrot in front of an apathetic audience will not help.

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11 Mar 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in European Policy, 0 Comments

EU research: Dealing with FP7 complexities


The FP7 programme and application process are so immensely complicated and difficult that it basically takes a dedicated FP7 expert to identify the appropriate call and to draft a proposal to match the strict format and eligibility criteria officially prescribed for it.

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02 Mar 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in European Policy, 0 Comments

EU research: Why some FP7 projects fall short


The European Union disburses more than 7 billion euro a year for research. However, funding programmes and application procedures are also very complex and demanding. In this two-part article, I will discuss several related issues.

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