News Media Europe

Webinar: Funding European Digital Media: Opportunities in the DSA & DMA

Events , January 8, 2021

Wednesday, 3 February 2021
11:30 – 13:00
(registration via link at bottom of the page)

European media face major challenges in the online space, ranging from disinformation and free speech to monetisation and fair competition with global platforms.

Ensuring good conditions for sustainable and independent media, and for the funding of quality content, has become a question of digital, democratic and cultural sovereignty.

More recently, the COVID19 pandemic also hit the media sector particularly hard, with news publishers and radios suffering sharp drops in revenues which have put business models at risk.

What can the DSA and DMA proposals do to support European media companies in ensuring that they can reap the benefit of their content in open, fair, transparent and inclusive markets?

During this virtual event, media professionals and policy-makers will explore online news content monetization, viable business models for the future of the media, and how the DSA and DMA can support digital journalism.

  • Introductions by Wout van Wijk (Executive Director at News Media Europe)
  • Keynote by Alexander Fanta (Journalist at
  • Panel debate
    • MEP Dace Melbarde (Vice-Chair of CULT, ECR/LV)
    • Ricardo Castanheira (Counselor at Representation of Portugal to the EU)
    • MEP Christel Schaldemose (Member of IMCO, S&D/DK)
    • Jan Havlík (HoU Internal Market and Competitiveness at Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU)
  • Conclusions Alexander Fanta


Register via this link. A Zoom link will be sent to you in the morning of the day of the webinar.