Project duration: 4/2010 – 5/2013

Client: European Commission

Croatian team leader: Nada Švob-Đokić, PhD

Project coordinator: Evangelia Psychogiopolou (ELIAMEP – Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Athens, Greece)

The IMO research team is included as a partner in MEDIADEM (European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems) collaborative research project involving 14 European universities and research institutes. MEDIADEM is coordinated by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and is financed within the 7th European Commission Framework Programme.

Project profile

MEDIADEM is a European research project which seeks to understand and explain the factors that promote or conversely hinder the development of policies supporting free and independent media. The project will combine a country-based study with a comparative analysis across media sectors and types of media services. It will investigate media policymaking processes in 14 European countries, placing them in their proper socio-political, economic and cultural context, and will examine the opportunities and challenges posed by new media services for media freedom and independence. External pressures on the configuration of state media policies, stemming from the EU and the Council of Europe, will also be analyzed in detail.

Project Consortium

Belgium: Pierre-François Docquir, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Bulgaria: Daniel Smilov, Centre for Liberal Strategies (CLS)
Croatia: Nada Švob-Đokić, Institute for International Relations (IMO)
Denmark: Giuseppe Mazziotti, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Estonia: Epp Lauk, University of Tartu (UT)
Finland: Heikki Kuutti, University of Jyväskylä (JYU)
Germany: Christoph Gusy, University of Bielefeld (UNIBI)
Greece: Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
Italy: Fabrizio Cafaggi, European University Institute (EUI)
Romania (Germany): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Hertie School of Governance (HERTIE)
Slovakia: Andrej Skolkay, School of Communication and Media (SKAMBA)
Spain: Susana de la Sierra, University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)
Turkey: Dilek Kurban, Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)
United Kingdom: Rachael Craufurd Smith, University of Edinburgh (UEDIN)

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