The LFK is the Media Authority of Baden-Württemberg. It is responsable for the licensing and supervision of private radio stations and tv channels. It assigns the broadcasting capacities to private and public broadcasters. It sets up the ranking of radio and tv programs broadcasted via cable. The LFK plays an active role in media pedagogy and initiates research projects. It organises conferences and issues papers, studies and flyers on a wide range of media topics. It cooperates with the other 13 state authorities of the Länder in the ALM (association of media authorities. ), www.die-medienanstalten.de/
Thomas Langheinrich was born in Berlin, Germany, and raised in Karlsruhe. He
received a law degree from the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Law School. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Lyndon B. Johnson Graduate School of Public Affairs - University of Texas, Austin, USA.
He served as Managing Director of the Department of Commerce and Infrastructural Planning in the Baden-Württemberg State administration. Before that, he was Deputy Spokesman of the government of Baden-Württemberg. He also served as Senior Policy Advisor in different agencies of the State.
Since 1st April 2005 he is the elected President of the Media Broadcasting Authority
of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Landesanstalt für Kommunikation,
LFK). Currently he is the Commissioner of European Affairs of the Directors’
Conference of the German Regulatory Authorities for Broadcasting (DLM). He is also a member of the German Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media
(KJM) and the German Commission on Concentration in the Media (KEK). He also
serves on the Board of Directors of the Media Competence Forum Southwest
(MKFS). Since 2014 he is the German Delegate at the European Regulators Group
for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) established by the European Commission.
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