Pascal Albrechtskirchinger

  • Pascal Albrechtskirchinger

Pascal Albrechtskirchinger
ZDF German Television
Head of Office, Public Affairs Brussels

Short Biography :
1961 born in Munich, Germany, German and French national

1981 Abitur

1983 Elève titulaire, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris)

1984 Licence-ès-Lettres, History, Paris-IV-Sorbonne

1985-1987 Maîtrise-ès-Lettres, History, Paris-IV-Sorbonne

1986 Stage at the European Commission (media policy)

1988-1990 ZDF Corporate Planning Department

1991-1993 European Commission: DG X, Culture, Media Policy Unit

1993-1994 European Parliament: Parlamentary assistant with Dr. Karsten Hoppenstedt, MdEP (media policy files)

1994-1998 European Brodcasting Union (UER/EBU) Brussels Public Affairs Office

June 1998- ZDF Brussels Affairs Office, Head of Office

Current Working Issues
In particular:

• Regulatory approach to new forms of fixed and mobile content distribution: media and telecoms regulation, self-regulatory mechanisms, protection of minors, advertising regulation, spectrum policy, must carry and access regulations, etc.

• Digital strategies and PSM

• Adaptation of copyright Instruments at European level

• Trade Policy Negotiations: classification and safeguard of audiovisual and cultural services, pluralism issues, right to regulate

• Data flow and journalistic freedoms

• Competition policy (State Aid)