November 15, 2012
The MediaAcT consortium composed a Best Practice Guidebook: Media Accountability and Transparency across Europe, a collection of mainly online instruments dedicated to media accountability and quality assurance for media managers. The guidebook contains innovative instruments, practices and approaches from all over Europe, Jordan and the USA. This practical approach tries to not increase the workload of journalists and focuses on already working tools.
October 31, 2012
The newest issue (Fall 2012) of scientific journal "Central European Journal of Communication" (CEJC), dedicated to media accountability, has been published recently. Members of MediaAcT consortium participated in preparation of this thematic issue as guest editors (Epp Lauk & Michal Kus) as well as authors of the articles (Susanne Fengler, Harmen Groenhart, Huub Evers & Halliki Harro-Loit).
October 24, 2012
The Uprising last year has triggered a rapid change in the Egyptian society: Lively debates about the country's future are stirring up the public discussion. The media's role as a platform for and a mediator between a variety of opinions brings new chances but poses new challenges and requires an unprecedented societal responsibility, too. A conference brought together decision makers from Egyptian newsrooms and experts from Europe and the Arab World to discuss how to defend newly won freedoms and maintain the public trust.
September 20, 2012
Four members of the MediaAcT consortium participated in the plenary session on media accountability and transparency during the international conference "Matters of Journalism: Understanding Professional Challenges and Dilemmas", organized in Gdansk (Poland) September 14-15, 2012. They presented empirical results from the comparative journalists' survey which forms the core of MediaAcT's research activities, paying special attention to the development of journalistic professionalization and media accountability.