On 13 April 2016 the Lithuanian Republic Seimas Committee on Education, Science and Culture and the Committee on the Development of Information Society together with the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (hereinafter referred to as the RTCL) held a conference “Mass Media – Market and Diversity”.
The conference covered the highlights of the 20-year activity of the RTCL and reasons for its founding, overviewed the amendments of the Law of the Provision of Information to the Public and their effect on the RTCL’s activity as well as discussed the most important issues of the resent years, focusing on the regulation of the legally forbidden information, especially dissemination of incitement to hatred and instigation of war in the audiovisual media.
The topics of the conference:
I Session “Effectiveness of laws in the face of information war”
“Short review of the 20-year activity of the RTCL. Amendments of the Law on the Provision of Information to the Public. What’s new?” – Edmundas Vaitekūnas, chairman of the RTCL
“Initiatives for the revision of AVMSD” – Arnas Neverauskas, LR Vice Minister of Culture
“Changes of legislation of the audiovisual media regulation, especially combating war propaganda in Latvia” – video presentation by Aija Dulevska, chairperson of the National Electronic Mass Media Council of Latvia
“Public media in Poland: recovering balance or smuggling propaganda” – Andrzej Krajewski, expert of the National Broadcasting Council of Poland
II Session “Practical challenges of assessing propaganda”
“Experience in fighting propaganda. Case studies” – Martynas Lukoševičius, adviser on Monitoring, RTCL
“The idea of a specialized channel for Russian speaking viewers. Estonian experience” – Andres Joesaar, Head of media research, Estonian Public Broadcasting
“Unused potential for disarming propaganda” – Liudvika Pociūnienė, member of the RTCL
III Session “Media diversity”
“The essence and significance of the contest for the best radio and television programme” – Kęstutis Petrauskis, member of the RTCL
“Changes and tendencies in the audiovisual media market” – Gytis Juodpusis, director of the Research Company TNS LT
“Presentation of the RTCL analytical publication” – Nerijus Maliukevičius, executive director of the RTCL