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European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems

Objetivo

Free and independent media are vital for the workings of democratic systems. Media structures which are free of interference from government, business or other social groups, and in which access of diverse views and opinions is effectively guaranteed, support democratic debate and sustain citizens’ active involvement in political and civic life.

Given the strong interconnection between politics, business and the media, the creation and safeguarding of an environment supportive of media freedom and independence remain everywhere in Europe a continuous and open-ended process. In view of the important role the media play in providing information about the economy and political affairs, political and economic actors, but also socio-cultural elites regularly seek to exert an influence on domestic media policy-making.

MEDIADEM seeks to understand and explain the factors that promote (or conversely hinder) the development of policies for free and independent media. The project will combine a country-based study in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the UK with a comparative analysis across media sectors and types of media services, and will investigate the complex array of policy approaches and regulatory and self-regulatory practices established to safeguard media freedom and independence. In order to verify whether regulatory measures actually advance a more democratic political order through the diversification of media outlets, sources and content, the project will place them in their proper socio-political, economic and cultural context, and will examine how state and non-state perceptions about the role the media should play in contemporary society influence the implementation of the norms enacted. External pressures stemming from the action of regional organisations, such as the Council of Europe and the EU, will also be investigated in detail. The central assumption of MEDIADEM is that economic, socio-political and cultural domestic peculiarities greatly affect how legal norms are interpreted and implemented, how they are perceived and received, and whether they are truly respected. Simultaneously, given the substantial changes brought by new technologies regarding the way citizens obtain information, the project will examine the opportunities and challenges posed by new media services for media freedom and independence.

The project will make a significant contribution to media policy development by advancing knowledge on how media freedom and independence can be safeguarded in Europe. It will thus be of particular interest to state and European policy makers, civil society and the public at large.

Ámbito científico

  • /ciencias sociales/economía y empresa
  • /ciencias sociales/sociología/gobernanza/servicios públicos

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Régimen de financiación

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

Elliniko Idryma Evropaikis kai Exoterikis Politikis (HELLENIC FOUNDATION FOR EUROPEAN AND FOREIGN POLICY)
Dirección
Vasilissis Sofias Avenue 49
106 76 Athens
Greece
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 415 340
Contacto administrativo
Evangelia Psychogiopoulou (Dr.)

Participantes (13)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 301 716
Dirección
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Angela Noble (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 165 640
Dirección
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Maria Llanos Carrion-Varela (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 180 520
Dirección
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Simon Jakubowski (Mr.)
FONDATSIYA TSENTAR ZA LIBERALNI STRATEGII
Bulgaria
Aportación de la UE
€ 94 530
Dirección
21/A Patriarh Evtimii Str Floor 2
1142 Sofia
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Anna Ganeva (Mrs.)
HERTIE SCHOOL GEMMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 135 136
Dirección
Friedrichstrasse 180
10117 Berlin
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Dagmar Hoffmann (Ms.)
SKOLA KOMUNIKACIE A MEDII NO
Eslovaquia
Aportación de la UE
€ 118 600
Dirección
Handlovska 45
851 01 Bratislava
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Andrej Skolkay (Dr.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Aportación de la UE
€ 118 600
Dirección
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Halliki Harro-Loit (Dr.)
TURKIYE EKONOMIK VE SOSYAL ETUDLERVAKFI
Turquía
Aportación de la UE
€ 119 960
Dirección
Visnezade Mah Prof Dr Alaeddin Yavasca Sok. Efe Ap
34357 Besiktas Istanbul
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Gulay Atar (Ms.)
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 217 140
Dirección
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Pertti Hurme (Dr.)
INSTITUT ZA RAZVOJ I MEDUNARODNE ODNOSE
Croacia
Aportación de la UE
€ 110 400
Dirección
Ul Ljudevita Farkasa Vukotinovica 2
10000 Zagreb
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Nada Svob-Dokic (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 183 760
Dirección
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Benoît Frydman (Prof.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Dinamarca
Aportación de la UE
€ 231 160
Dirección
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 265 960
Dirección
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Serena Scarselli (Ms.)