Roundtable Discussion
Fr 16 Jun 2023 | 10:00–11:30

A cornerstone of Media Regulation: What’s next for the European Media Freedom Act?

Public panel debate co-organised by Viktoria Kraetzig and Neus Vidal Martí

Brussels, Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 47

Our Fellow Viktoria Kraetzig and Alumna Neus Vidal Martí co-organise a panel debate to discuss the proposed European Media Freedom Act (EMFA).

The debate will take place on 16 June from 10.00 to 11.30am in the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 47, in Brussels.

Please register via email to reconstitution(at) to participate.


    • Anna Herold | Head of Unit, Audiovisual and Media Policy at the European Commission
    • Renate Schroeder | Director of the European Federation of Journalists
    • Gábor Polyák |Mertek Media Monitor, Eötvös Loránd University
    • Viktoria Kraetzig | Goethe University Frankfurt, currently University of Cambridge, re:constitution Fellow 2022/2023
    • Mark Dempsey | Senior Advocacy Officer, Article 19
    • Wout van Wijk | Executive Director, News Media Europe

    Chaired by

    • Neus Vidal Martí | Media Freedom Monitoring Officer, re:constitution alumna


    Media freedom is essential to protect human rights and safeguard participation in the public sphere. Regulating it is challenging, as proven by the extensive debates that have emanated from the recent publication of the proposal of the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) by the European Commission. The panel will look at the EMFA as a cornerstone of European Media Regulation from different angles and address the following questions in particular: What is the path ahead for the proposal? Can it achieve the objectives pursued and promote media pluralism across Member States? Which provisions need to be changed? Does the EU have the competence for such a European Media Regulation? The debate will bring together journalists, publishers, policy-makers, academics and civil society to discuss the road ahead for regulation of media in Europe.

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