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.

April 13, 2010

MediaAcT panel: Videos online

„Wild west in the WWW?“ At the very first day of the MediaAcT kick-off workshop at Dortmund, five experts discussed the challenges for media organizations in the Internet, particularly in terms of media ethics. On this website, you will find some video statements of the panelists. How do they deal with the current challenges and problems? What is their point of view considering social web and privacy issues? And what can be done to assure ethical standards online?

April 06, 2010

MediaAcT members talk about their research

Members of the MediaAcT consortium were interviewed by the European Journalism Observatory (EJO). In English or German, the researchers talk about best practice media accountability systems in their countries. Further, the interviews deal with journalism innovations in Europe and problems of media ethics in the WWW.

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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