June 14, 2011

Exploring the online frontier for media accountability

The Internet offers new opportunities for the transparency of journalistic work and the responsiveness to audience criticism. A series of country reports, now available on the MediaAcT website, analyse how newsrooms and citizens use the Internet for media accountability in a dozen countries. The working papers are the product of over 80 interviews with experts, professionals and activists, and will be the empirical material for an international comparison of the role of digital technologies in media accountability.

June 09, 2011

New publication: Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond

The MediaAcT project's state-of-the-art reports on media accountability and transparency in Europe are now available in book form. The volume carries the title "Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond". Edited by the consortium members Tobias Eberwein, Susanne Fengler, Epp Lauk and Tanja Leppik-Bork, it provides pioneer work in analyzing the development of established and emerging media accountability instruments in 14 countries in Eastern and Western Europe as well as the Arab world.

June 07, 2011

Theoretically practical: Media researchers meet in Dortmund

Under which circumstances can instruments of media accountability have an impact on practical journalism? MediaAcT researchers Tobias Eberwein and Judith Pies discussed this question at the annual conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), which ended in Dortmund this weekend. The conference, which followed the motto "Theoretically practical: Modes of application and social relevance of communication and media studies", was visited by more than 380 participants.

May 27, 2011

Book presentation: Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond

After several months of intensive work, the MediaAcT consortium has reached an important milestone of the international project: The collected reports on the status quo of media accountability and transparency in all MediaAcT countries will be published in book form and will be presented on June 3, 2011. The volume "Mapping Media Accountability - in Europe and Beyond" offers a comprehensive overview about the state of research from Finland to Italy and from Jordan to the United Kingdom.

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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