Commissioned by the European Commission and led by the Hans Bredow Institute, also in cooperation with ICRI and CMCS
Cullen International has worked on a study for the European Commission on the independence and efficient functioning of audiovisual media regulators.
The two main practical outcomes of the study are a set of essential characteristics and best practices for media regulatory authorities and a ranking tool to assess their level of actual independence from a formal (legal) and de facto point of view.
The report also contains the theoretical background and a detailed description of the regulatory situation regarding the independence of media regulators in the 43 countries covered (i.e. the EU member states, the EFTA countries, the accession and pre-accession countries, Japan, the US, Singapore and Australia).
The project was led by the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, University of Hamburg, Germany.