April 21, 2013

Criticism - unknown to German journalists

In an international comparison, Germany's media workers bring up the rear when it comes to promoting a culture of criticism in their newsrooms. More than one-third of the questioned German journalists never or hardly ever criticize their peers; two-thirds are never or hardly ever criticized even by their supervisors. Conclusion: Although German journalists regularly attack politicians and managers, they lack the experience of turning a critical view on themselves.

April 16, 2013

UK debate about EU media policy - MediaAcT "helps preserve a vibrant and free press"

In the past days, some UK newspapers have ignited a discussion about European media policy. For example, Andrew Gilligan from the Sunday Telegraph writes that the European Commission is "seeking new national and Europe-wide regulatory powers over journalists". He argues that Brussels is pursuing "at least five concerted and coordinated initiatives" in order to "increase its powers over the media dramatically" and says the MediaAcT research project is one of them.

April 16, 2013

How German journalists deal with critique

The Erich Brost Institute for international journalism, TU Dortmund University, presents the results of a representative survey on Thursday, April 18, 2013, 11 - 12.30 am in the Evangelische Journalistenschule Berlin, Jebensstr. 3, 10623 Berlin (S-Bahn Bhf. Zoo). The presentation is followed by a discussion with Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin, Lutz Tillmanns, Stefan Niggemeier, Anton Sahlender and Dr. Thomas Schiller (Chair).

February 05, 2013

Discussion forum on media accountability in the Arab World

MediaAcT researchers and experts from Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt presented their observations on the status quo of media accountability in the Arab World in a public discussion forum in Toulouse, on January 12, 2013. The aim of the forum was to discuss challenges and potentials for media accountability in the region during a period of transition.

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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