The ECPMF’s NEWSOCRACY event is devoted to discuss media ownership as a topic affecting many European countries, enabling us to assess if and to what extent conflicts of interest may undermine the independence of the information we consume. The NEWSOCRACY event in Prague focuses on new forms of media owners as well as on implications of media ownership concentration on local/regional journalism. Through hands-on knowledge exchange we aim to come up with constructive approaches to promote media plurality.
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Mark Dekan

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Mark Dekan in his role as CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is responsible for the Central
Eastern European Joint Venture between Axel Springer and Ringier, the biggest digital media
company in CEE. In addition, he holds the position of CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Polska, managing
one of the largest media groups in the region.

Before his appointment as CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG in 2013, Mark Dekan was as the
CFO responsible for the establishment and management of the finance function of the Group. Mark
Dekan has extensive experience in the media business, including the traditional and digital parts of
media, as well as in the management of large and diverse organisations. His experience comes from
international and local markets, where he worked on leadership positions in Management Boards
and Supervisory Boards.