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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz
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A study on how users perceive and experience the official website of the European Union.
Television and media users find it difficult to make themselves heard towards media and politics. How are the interests of viewers in Europe preserved nonetheless?
A survey of the attitude of socially-disadvantaged groups towards the European Union.
Study for the European Commision department Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, on fields of application for new instruments of regulation
The Hans-Bredow-Institut cooperates with the Universtität Hamburg for their Research Centre on the role of the media in the course of European unification
Reviving Radio Research in Europe
Hamburg, 14.12.2011. The independence of supervisory authorities can barely be calculated “mathematically”. However, there are indicators that can be identified, which can identify risks and dangerous constellations that enable an influence on the impartiality of media supervisory auth...
The controversial EU copyright reform is currently putting thousands of people on the streets. The amendment is to be voted on in the EU Parliament at the end of March. At the Science Media Center Germany, Dr. Stephan Dreyer presented his view on the new copyright law and explained possible risks....
Schulz, W. (2016): Meinungs- und Informationsfreiheit (1. Teil, 3. Kapitel, 5. Abschnitt) [Freedom of Expression and Information (Part 1, Chapter 3, Section 5)]. In: Paschke, M.; Berlit, W.; Meyer, C. (eds.), Hamburger Kommentar Gesamtes Medienrecht [Hamburg Commentary on Media Law], 3rd edition. Ba...
Hasebrink, U. (2007): European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In: J. J. Arnett (eds.), Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, pp. 308-309.
Heldt, A. (2018): Zensur durch Upload-Filter: Zur umstrittenen EU-Reform des Urheberrechts [Censorship by Upload Filters: On the Controversial EU Reform of the Copyright Law]. In: Verfassungsblog, Website, 25 June 2018 (online).
Schulz, W. (2016): Gesetzessammlung Information, Kommunikation, Medien [Corpus Juris on Information, Communication, Media]. 17th ed. Hamburg: Hans-Bredow-Institut (Arbeitspapiere des Hans-Bredow-Instituts Nr. 16 [Working Papers of the Hans Bredow Institute, No. 16]). https://doi.org/10.21241/ss...
“Contemporary Challenges to the Freedom of Expression”, hosted by W. Schulz at the event “Freedom of Expression Online: Evolving European Jurisprudence and Standard Setting Activities in the Digital Age” of the European Councils on 28 April 2017 in Nikosia.
"Global Diversity in Search Results: A Socio-Technical Examination of Google, Baidu, and Yandex’ Geopolitical Search Query Results in the US, Western EU, India, China, and Russia", lecture by C. Puschmann at the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) of the European Communicatio...
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