March 13, 2012

"Hard pressed" - MediaAcT supports debate on the future of the media in Bristol

The reputation of British journalism is at rock bottom, and still the Leveson Inquiry is uncovering new allegations of abuses by the national press. How do we move to a system that regulates the media effectively, but doesn't give control to the State? How can the public hold an independent media to account - and how does the internet change the picture? MediaAcT supports the debate "Hacked to Bits: Rebuilding Public Trust in Journalism After Phone Hacking" on 16 March 2012 in the city of Bristol, UK.

January 26, 2012

Conference on media accountability in the era of Web 2.0 in Lugano

Digitization of media and the resulting convergence of print, broadcasting and telecommunications have altered the media landscape significantly. The traditional mass media is thus confronted with a variety of new online competitors like social media sites or other user generated content. Under the headline "Media Accountability - Potentials and Pitfalls in the Era of Web 2.0" journalists, academics and media experts will discuss these developements in a public conference in the city of Lugano, Switzerland, on January 27/28, 2012.

August 23, 2011

Interviews: Between traditional and new media accountability institutions

In addition to the publication of MediaAcT's national reports concerning innovative forms of media accountability, the research consortium conducted several online interviews with media experts and practitioners. Some excerpts from these interviews are now available on the MediaAcT website. Daniel C. Hallin, Paolo Mancini and Ognian Zlatev talked about the role of the Internet as a tool for supporting accountability and transparency in contemporary media structures at the last MediaAcT workshop in Wroclaw, Poland.

July 11, 2011

Transparency Needed: The Media in Tunisia after the Revolution

Almost six months have passed since the former Tunisian president Ben Ali left his position and country after one month of street demonstrations with 300 dead and 700 injured people. Since then, much has been said and written about the role of the Internet, particularly the web 2.0, in initializing and supporting the uprising against one of the toughest dictatorships in the Arab World. But only little do we know about how the revolution has affected the media landscape in Tunisia.

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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