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Soll der Journalismus Partei ergreifen?

15. February 2017
Soll der Journalismus Partei ergreifen?

Xenophobia and the influx of refugees, Euro crisis and Brexit, populist heads of state and neo-nationalism – heated controversies have erupted in the democratic societies of the West. They have the potential to sow hatred and divide communities. What role does journalism play in all of this? Is journalism supposed to stand with the liberal-minded […]

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Syrian Journalists at the hangout of investigative journalists “Netzwerk Recherche”

30. November 2015
Syrian Journalists at the hangout of investigative journalists “Netzwerk Recherche”

Dr. Lutz Mükke, director of the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC), interviewed the refugee journalists Tarek Khello and Ebraheem Alisa Algasam, who talked about threats journalists have to face in the warzone of Syria, their perception of news coverage on refugees and their future in Germany. The meeting of the regional group of […]

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From war zones to German newsrooms – Syrian journalists report on Leipzig

18. August 2015
From war zones to German newsrooms – Syrian journalists report on Leipzig

In the conflict zone of Aleppo they reported on attacks and destruction – nowadays the journalists Tarek Khello, Ebraheem Alisa Algasam and Mohamed al Khatib investigate in Leipzig. When Tarek Khello arrived in Germany in December 2013, having escaped from a war zone in Syria he couldn’t speak a single word of German. “Language is […]

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November 6, 2015 | International Conference on Crisis Communication at EIJC

7. June 2015
November 6, 2015 | International Conference on Crisis Communication at EIJC

EIJC would like to thank all speakers and attendees for their participation at the International Conference on Crisis Communication during the flood disasters 2002 and 2013 in Saxony, which took place at the Mediacampus Leipzig on Friday, 6 November 2015.   The Conference brought together actors and analysts of the flood disaster 2002 and 2013, […]

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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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