Mass-Media Law In Slovakia In The Epoch Of The Electronic Mass-Media Digitaliazation

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The influence of the electronic media transition form analogue to digital broadcasting on mass media law and on the position of the state within the framework of mass media activities in the era of digitalization is not sufficiently appreciated. The first attendant phenomenon of digitalization and the necessity of its proper reflexion within the relations regulated by law is the constitutional importance of changes interconnected with the broadcasting digitalization. The common denominator of considered constitutional changes is the purpose of legal regulations which is the protection of information plurality spread by media. It is necessary to proclaim that the Article No. 26 of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic can not keep its current version which it was given by overwri-ting Article No. 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms collaterally with overwriting Article No. 19 of the UN Convent on Civil and Political Rights without taking into account the aspect of the freedom of speech regulations in legal texts of the juridical states at the end of 20th century. Another change related to digitalization is the change of the importance of the law on broadcasting and retransmission in the legal code. The role of the basic source of mass media law for electronic media is transferred to the digital broadcasting law.

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