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Panel Discussion „Correspondents in the Cold War“ − March 14th

9. February 2015
Panel Discussion „Correspondents in the Cold War“ − March 14th

The world events and the big conflicts during the Cold War were often reported completely different by the correspondents from East and West. In the now united Germany, we have the privileged situation that we can talk with reporters and correspondents from both spheres about their work and experiences during the Cold War. Who were […]

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Meeting Places: Investigative Muckrakers & Refugee Journalists

9. February 2015
Meeting Places: Investigative Muckrakers & Refugee Journalists

How does Der Spiegel report about the war in Ukraine? Why was the in depth investigation about the “Treuhand” a big success – more than 20 years after the reunification of Germany? How does one research the “Secret War on Terror” of the United States? Who was behind the mega investigation “Offshore Leaks” and coordinated […]

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The Role and the Impact of European Court of Human Rights in Kosovo Media Legislation

9. February 2015
The Role and the Impact of European Court of Human Rights in Kosovo Media Legislation

This research project will examine the role and impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the right to freedom of expression and media and journalistic freedoms in enlargement countries, focusing specifically on Kosovo. The European Union has twenty-eight member states, Croatia being the last one to join the Union, on 1 July 2013. A guaranteed right […]

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Cross-border Networks for Investigative Journalism

5. February 2015
Cross-border Networks for Investigative Journalism

By Stefan Candea, Ph.D. candidate enrolled at CAMRI, University of Westminster While researchers and authors document the disappearance of investigative journalism in mainstream media because of budget cuts (Starkman 2014, Gruen 2014, Lewis 2006), some observe a boom during the last decade in alternative organizations and groups focusing on investigative journalism who network across borders. The […]

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Public Service Broadcasters

5. February 2015
Public Service Broadcasters

Martin Hoffmann`s Ph.D thesis is designed as an international comparative study and investigates the contradiction of independence and control of public-service broadcasters in Europe. Public service broadcasters (PSB) are among the most influential media institutions in Europe, financed through billions of euros of public funds. PSB-executives and a political majority widely regard them as indispensable part […]

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Being discussed − Uwe Krügers “Power of Opinion”

4. February 2015
Being discussed − Uwe Krügers “Power of Opinion”

Uwe Krüger’s dissertation “Power of Opinion-making” (original: “Meinungsmacht. Der Einfluss von Eliten auf Leitmedien und Alpha-Journalisten – eine kritische Netzwerkanalyse”) gets a lot of attention from academia and public media. EIJC documents this ongoing discussion. Here are the most relevant links to criticism, counter-criticism and the related debate in the media (links lead to publications […]

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Lost Credibility

4. February 2015 0 Comments
Lost Credibility

Prosecutor Maria Bamieh blowed the corruption whistle – and lost her job with Eulex. Now she wants to sue the European Union. by Flutura Kusari,  January 2015 Whistleblower Maria Bamieh has revealed she will sue EU mission in Kosovo EULEX for discrimination and victimization after being suspended for “breach of the code of conduct.” She […]

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Michael Haller / Lutz Mükke (ed.): How the Media gained Freedom

10. December 2014
Michael Haller / Lutz Mükke (ed.): How the Media gained Freedom

Michael Haller and Lutz Mükke are the editors of the research volume „Change of East German Media since the decline of the GDR“. It was not a leap into freedom: There were hints for the transition of state-led to state-free press well before the wall came down. Many East German journalists wanted free speech – […]

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Journalism in Eastern Europe – Workshop at EIJC

24. November 2014 0 Comments
Journalism in Eastern Europe – Workshop at EIJC

A delegation of 15 journalists from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia visited the EIJC to discuss the conditions for free journalism in Eastern Europe and to learn about the current research projects of the institute. The exchange between researchers of EIJC and the journalists brought up media concentration and ownership as the biggest threats to free and […]

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Ph.D. Programme

21. October 2014
Ph.D. Programme

Network: Students are integrated in our international team and benefit from our partner network. Our partners have a high international reputation in academic research and teaching. We collaborate, for instance, with the Faculty of Law at University of Ghent, Belgium; the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) of the University of Westminster, United Kingdom and the Leipzig […]

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