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Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe

Objective

In this proposal, we suggest a comparative European research project on media accountability systems in EU member states as indicators for media pluralism in Europe. The project will analyze the development and impact of established media accountability systems (i.e. press councils, ethics codes) as well as new media accountability systems emerging in the Internet (i.e. media criticism in blogs). The main goals of this research project are • to investigate the quantity and quality of media accountability systems as prerequisites for pluralistic debates about media independence in times of growing media concentration, • to compare the impact of established and innovative media accountability systems online on different media systems and journalism cultures in Europe and beyond, • to develop policy recommendation for EU media lawmakers, as well as incentives for media professionals and media users alike to actively engage in media accountability systems. The project will be a joint interdisciplinary effort of a team of 11 partners form Eastern and Western Europe as well as one partner from the Arab World (members of the European-Mediterranean partnership), using a multi-method approach (survey, desk studies and expert interviews) for the analysis. Since the project aims at analyzing the potential of media accountability systems for media accountability and transparency, it will carry the acronym MediaAcT.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/ethics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /social sciences/media and communications/journalism

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ERICH-BROST INSTITUT FUR JOURNALISMUS IN EUROPA GEMEINNUTZIGE GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG EBI GMBH
Address
Otto Hahn Strasse 2
44221 Dortmund
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 495 803
Administrative Contact
Julia Lönnendonker (Mrs.)

Participants (12)

INSTITUT D'ETUDES POLITIQUES DE TOULOUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 58 192
Address
Rue Des Puits Creuses 2 Ter
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sophie Regnier (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 51 840
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giamprima Stabilini (Ms.)
TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 151 240
Address
Kalevantie 4
33014 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hannele Auffermann (Ms.)
MEDIENHAUS WIEN FORSCHUNG UND WEITERBILDUNG GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 122 960
Address
Alser Straße 22
1090 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniela Kraus (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 104 568
Address
Via Lambertenghi 10 A
6904 Lugano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michela Carli (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 45 240
Address
Pl Uniwersytecki 1
50137 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS II PANTHEON ASSAS
France
EU contribution
€ 57 602
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Josiane Jouet (Prof.)
STICHTING FONTYS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 128 446
Address
Rachelsmolen 1
5612 MA Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Huub Evers (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 51 920
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mihai Coman (Prof.)
THE MEDIAWISE TRUST

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 3 600
Address
Oldbury Court Road
BS16 2JP Bristol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mike Jempson (Prof.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 59 440
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Halliki Harro-Loit (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 137 960
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
William Marshall (Mr.)