VIDEO Arun Mehta
VIDEO Joost Smiers
VIDEO Bruce Girard
VIDEO Thorsten Schilling
Arun Mehta (IN), Joost Smiers (NL), Bruce Girard , Thorsten Schilling (DE)
Governance, Accountability and the Desire for a Digital Commons

In the fourth and final panel of the conference the desire for a digital commons is questioned on the level of political feasibility. How can new regulatory frameworks be developed that guarantee the desired rights for participation and access? How can limits be imposed on the market and the forces of commodification? This panel will deal with new forms and models of media governance that increasingly will have to be organised on a transnational scale. Where should these new forms of regulation be located? How can they guarantee cultural and informational diversity? What is the role of national governments in the formation of the new transnational information spaces? How can these spaces be organised in a democratic manner?