Setting the scene.

Copyright protection in the era of platforms: Lessons from the Australian news media bargaining code

Prof. Masahiko Kinoshita, Kobe University

20 April 2022 10:00 - 12:00 JST

Co-host: Meiji University "Platforms and copyright" kaken research project

Newspapers and competition in Japan

Prof. Masako Wakui, Kyoto University

20 May 2022 17:00-18:15 JST (Language: Japanese)


News media and digital platform in Korea

Changeun Cho, KDDI Research, Inc.

30 June 2022 12:30-13:50 KST/JST (Language: Japanese)

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Digital news competition research project.

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Digital News Competition Research Project

Claudio Lombardi, The University of Aberdeen

Author of Competition in Online News, Algorithmic Curation, and Advertising: Between Markets and Democracy (ECLID Research Paper Series 1/2020).

9 July 2022 9:00-10:00 GMT (10:00-11:00 UK)/ 11:00-12:00 CEST / 18:00-19:00 JST

Language: English


News Media and Digital Platform in Japan

Prof. Masako Wakui, Kyoto University

9 July 2022 10:00-11:00 GMT (11:00-12:00 UK)/ 12:00-13:00 CEST / 19:00-20:00 JST

Language: English

Australia I

Digital Platforms and Journalism in Australia: Analysing the Role of Competition Law

Baskaran Balasingham, Utrecht University

22 July 2022 9:00-10:20 GMT (10:00-11:20 UK) / 11:00-12:20 CEST / 18:00-19:20 JST

Baskaran Balasingham's Article is available here and a book chapter is forthcoming from Springer.

Language: English

Australia II

Australia's News Media Bargaining Code

by ex Chair of Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC, August 2011- March2022)

Prof. Rod Sims AO, Australian National University

18 August 2022 7:00-8:00 GMT (8:00-9:00 UK) / 9:00-10:00 CEST /16:00-17:00 JST / 17:00-18:00 AEST

Language: English


News Publishers in France and Digital Platforms

Pierre Petillault

Director General of the Alliance de la Presse d'Information Générale, France.

12 September 2022 9:00-10:20 GMT (10:00-11:20 UK) / 11:00-12:20 CEST / 18:00-19:20 JST

Language: English

The Power of Platforms: Shaping Media and Society

Author of The Power of Platforms: Shaping Media and Society (Oxford University Press, 2022).

Prof. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen,

Director of Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University

Professor of Political Communication, Oxford University

15 September 2022 10:00-11:20 GMT (11:00-12:20 UK) / 12:00-13:20 CEST /19:00-20:20 JST

Language: English

EU (State Aid)

The Media Pluralism and the EU State Aid Regime

Dr. Malgorzata Kozak, Utrecht University

22 September 2022 9:00-10:20 GMT (10:00-11:20 UK) / 11:00-12:20 CEST / 18:00-19:20 JST

Language: English

Mandating Digital Platform Support for Quality Journalism

Author of Mandating Digital Platform Support for Quality Journalism, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 34 No. 2 (2021)

Prof. Neil Weinstock Netanel, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law

13 October 2022 8:00-9:10 GMT (9:00-10:10 UK) / IDT 11:00-12:10 / 17:00-18:10 JST

Language: English


How Proposed UK Digital Competition Regime Could Apply to Platforms and News Publishers

Callum Miller

Digital Markets Unit, The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) & The Office of Communications (Ofcom), UK.


Ali-Abbas Ali

Ofcom, UK

20 October 2022 9:00-10:20 GMT (10:00-11:20 UK) / 11:00-12:20 CEST / 18:00-19:20 JST

Language: English


The German press in a changing competitive landscape

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weck, Frankfurt School

28 October 2022 9:00-10:20 GMT (10:00-11:20 UK) / 11:00-12:20 (CEST) /18:00-19:20 JST

Language: English


Digital Competition and Public Interest News: The View from the UK

Jonathan Heawood, Executive Director, Public Interest News Foundation (UK)

18 November 2022 10:00-11:00 GMT=UK / 19:00-20:00 JST

Language: English


Funding a Free and Responsible Press

Prof. Guy Rolnik, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

16 December 2022, 10:00-11:00 UK / 12:00-13:00 TLV / 19:00-20:00 KST & JST

Language: English


Public Broadcasting and Competition in Digital Economy: Public Interest Review in the UK (Tentative)

Ali-Abbas Ali, Jonathan Mackay & Hazel Noton (The Office of Communications (Ofcom), UK)

Dates: 6 February 2023, 9:30 AM (UK) / 18:30 (JST)

Language: English & Japanese

Host: Kyoto University

Contact: Masako Wakui

Host & Sponsors:

Kobe University "Platform Kaken" (Leader: Prof Chizuru Ikeda, Kobe University)

  • Supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi) Grant Number 22H00043

Centre for Commercial Law, School of Law, The University of Aberdeen, UK


Eurasian Centre for Law, Innovation, and Development, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan

Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University, UK

ASCOLA ASIA (Academic Society for Competition Law Asian Chapter)

ASCOLA EUROASIA (Academic Society for Competition Law Eurasian Chapter)

Cover photo by Clay LeConey on Unsplash.