The Forum on Information and Democracy is issuing a worldwide call for contributions to produce concrete recommendations on regulation and self-regulation for the media economy. All media practitioners, experts, jurists and researchers working on these issues are invited to respond.

The call concerns three main topics: good practice from for-profit and non-profit independent news media, regulation favoring an enabling environment for the sustainability of journalism, and recommendations for off market policies. 

The contributions received will enable the Forum’s working group on the sustainability of journalism to draw up recommendations for governments, international organizations, digital platforms and media organizations. Chaired by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford, its steering committee consists of 17 prominent figures. 

This call for contributions is open until 28 February 2021. Contributors will appear in the final report, if they so wish.The recommendations will be submitted to relevant categories of  stakeholders, and published in May. Backed by the States of the Alliance for Multilateralism and the Media Freedom Coalition, the working group’s goal is to encourage the adoption of both regulation by governments and international organizations, and self-regulation for the media economy.