June 17, 2010

Public panel: Diminishing borders between private and public spheres in the Internet World

How shall newsrooms deal with social online networks professionally? Do we need “online reputation management” as a new subject in schools? Along these questions, researchers from the MediaAcT project discussed different perspectives on the effects that Internet and new communication technologies (might) have on private and public spheres. The public panel discussion was organised by the Institute of Journalism and Communication of Tartu University and took place in Domus Dorpatensis, one of the oldest houses in the centre of Tartu (Estonia), on 9 June 2010.

June 07, 2010

European media policies revisited

This weekend, a project related to MediaAcT has started in Athens, Greece. The researchers of MEDIADEM will analyze media policies in 14 countries. They seek to understand the factors that influence the development of policies for independent media. MediaAcT members are part of the MEDIADEM consortium.

May 04, 2010

"There is a need for online innovations"

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) has presented its millennium development goals. The global spread of communication and information technology is highlighted as a part of the ambitious goals. This week, MediaAcT researcher Susanne Fengler was interviewed by a member of the UN millenium campaign weblog. Fengler talked about the need for media transparency, particularly in the countries of Northern Africa and Eastern Europe. She said that initiating a debate on media accountability is one of the project's aims.

May 03, 2010

Problems and potentials of media journalism

High-ranking researchers and journalists have discussed the potentials, problems and perspectives of media journalism in Leipzig, Germany. The scientists Susanne Fengler, Tobias Eberwein (Dortmund) and Stephan Ruß-Mohl (Lugano) were part of the different panels. At Leipzig, they presented first findings of MediaAcT.

About MediaAcT

MediaAcT is a comparative research project on media accountability systems in EU member states as indicators for media pluralism in Europe.


Funded by the EC

Project funded under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanties


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