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18 Jun 2009, Posted by Eric Karstens in Media Policy, 0 Comments

Media Pluralism Monitor Unveiled


How – if at all – is it possible to objectively measure media pluralism? The new Media Pluralism Monitor has developed a set of criteria sufficiently universal to be applied to all 27 different media landscapes in the European Union.

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10 Jun 2009, Posted by Eric Karstens in Internet, Journalism, 0 Comments

The Internet: Tool of tyranny or democracy?


“Is journalism so last century?”, asked British governance expert Andrew Puddephatt at the Global Forum on Freedom of Expression 2009.

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04 Jun 2009, Posted by Eric Karstens in Internet, Journalism, 0 Comments

Journalism under friendly fire?


Journalists were portrayed as heroes, defending truth and an open public sphere under conditions of severe political oppression, persecution, and many times even at risk of torture and death. Yet journalists were also criticised for doing sloppy research, for being sensationalistic and sticking to a simplistic black-and-white approach.

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