media lab | Podcast Season: 1 - Episode: 2 / Release date: 4-10-2022

1:1 with Maria Luisa Stasi

Key Quotes

"Do not regulate content: when legislators directly intervene on the content, media freedom is at risk, and the risk of censorship is too high."
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"Without media freedom, it's also very, very difficult to express your own opinions, especially if they're not the mainstream opinion or if they challenge the mainstream opinions."
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"Media freedom and media plurality, they go hand in hand and they reinforce each other."
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"I'm strongly convinced that without independence of the media, a variety of voices, and without quality journalism it’s going to be very, very difficult to set the conditions for the EU values to flourish."
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"Don't miss the opportunity, be brave: media freedom, independence and pluralism are a problem in the European Union. There are a number of critical situations that need to be solved and need to be solved soon."
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About Our Guest

Maria Luisa Stasi | Head of Law and Policy, with focus on Digital Markets - ARTICLE 19
Maria Luisa Stasi is a competition lawyer by training and the Head of Law and Policy for digital markets at ARTICLE 19, where she contributes to the development of the organisation’s policies with regards to digital and media markets, as well as the internet infrastructure. In addition, she provides legal support to the organisation’s regional offices on digital rights and media policy issues. Maria Luisa is also a researcher at Tilburg University, focusing on pro-competitive remedies for free expression challenges in social media markets. Previously, Maria Luisa coordinated research, policy and capacity building projects at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, and worked for various years as associate competition lawyer at the Italian leading law firm Bonelli Erede.