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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.
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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)

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INSTITUT D'ETUDES POLITIQUES DE TOULOUSE

France

EU Contribution

€ 58 192

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 51 840

TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 151 240

MEDIENHAUS WIEN FORSCHUNG UND WEITERBILDUNG GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 122 960

UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 104 568

UNIWERSYTET WROCLAWSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 45 240

UNIVERSITE PARIS II PANTHEON ASSAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 57 602

STICHTING FONTYS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 128 446

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 51 920

THE MEDIAWISE TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 3 600

TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 59 440

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 137 960

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244147

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    31 July 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 741 566,40

  • EU contribution

    € 1 468 811

Coordinated by:

ERICH-BROST INSTITUT FUR JOURNALISMUS IN EUROPA GEMEINNUTZIGE GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG EBI GMBH

Germany