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Television and media users find it difficult to make themselves heard towards media and politics. How are the interests of viewers in Europe preserved nonetheless?
A survey of the attitude of socially-disadvantaged groups towards the European Union.
An initiative to connect international experts on media and communication law.
Study for the European Commision department Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, on fields of application for new instruments of regulation
The Hans-Bredow-Institut cooperates with the Universtität Hamburg for their Research Centre on the role of the media in the course of European unification
How do people combine the different media and communication services and, thus, put together their personal media repertoire? A comparison of nine European countries shows similarities and differences.
The exchange of knowledge about regulatory approaches and new forms of regulation are the focus of the project "Intellectual Property Rights in the New Media Environment".
A study on cross-media and convergence from the user's perspective by the Hans-Bredow-Institut.
Hamburg, 14.12.2011. The independence of supervisory authorities can barely be calculated “mathematically”. However, there are indicators that can be identified, which can identify risks and dangerous constellations that enable an influence on the impartiality of media supervisory auth...
The controversial EU copyright reform is currently putting thousands of people on the streets. The amendment is to be voted on in the EU Parliament at the end of March. At the Science Media Center Germany, Dr. Stephan Dreyer presented his view on the new copyright law and explained possible risks....
Dreyer, S. (2016): Vielfältige Harmonie. Europäische Trends im Jugendmedienschutz und Kooperationen als Option faktischer Harmonisierung [Diverse Harmony. European Trends in Youth Media Protection and Cooperation as an Option for Factual Harmonisation]. In: tv diskurs, vol. 20, 1/2016...
Hölig, S; Nielsen, R. K.; Schrøder, K. C. (2016): Changing Forms of Cross-Media News Use in Western Europe and Beyond. In: J. L. Jensen, M. Mortensen, J. Ørmen (eds.), News across Media – the Production and Consumption of News in a Cross-Media Perspective. Routledge, pp...
Hasebrink, U. (2016): Medienkompetenz in Europa. Vom Nutzen international vergleichender Forschung [Media Literacy in Europe. The Benefits of International Comparative Research]. In: M. Brüggemann, T. Knaus, D. M. Meister (eds.): Kommunikationskulturen in digitalen Welten. Konzepte und Strategi...
Hasebrink, U.; Lampert, C. (2012): Onlinenutzung von Kindern und Jugendlichen im europäischen Vergleich. Ergebnisse der 25-Länder-Studie "EU Kids Online" [A European Comparison of Childrens' Online Use. Results of "EU Kids Online" a Study of 25 Countries]....
Hasebrink, U. (2001): Englisch als europäische Mediensprache. Empirische Annäherungen an eine interdisziplinäre Frage [English as the European Media Language. Empirical Approaches to an Interdisciplinary Question]. In: D. Möhn, D. Roß, M. Tjarks-Sobhani (eds.), Mediensprach...
Hasebrink, U. (2007): European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In: J. J. Arnett (eds.), Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, pp. 308-309.
Hasebrink, U. (2016): Media Use in Central Europe. In: P. Rössler (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
Hasebrink, Uwe (2017): Media Use: Central Europe. In: P. Rössler, C. A. Hoffner, L. van Zoonen (eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. JohnWiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 1-11.
Kettemann, M. C.; Kleinwächter, W.; Senges, M. (2018): The Time is Right for Europe to
Take the Lead in Global Internet Governance. Frankfurt on the Main: Goethe University (Normative Orders Working Paper 2/2018)
Hölig, S. (2016): Social Participation in Online News Usage in Europe and Its Underlying Causes: Individual versus Structural Factors. In: European Journal of Communication, published online before print May 15, 2016, doi: 10.1177/0267323116647237.
“Contemporary Challenges to the Freedom of Expression”, hosted by W. Schulz at the event “Freedom of Expression Online: Evolving European Jurisprudence and Standard Setting Activities in the Digital Age” of the European Councils on 28 April 2017 in Nikosia.
"What Happens with Refugees’ Stories and Memories When They Come to European Immigration Countries?", lecture by H.-U. Wagner at the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) on 1 November 2018 in Lugano.
"Global Diversity in Search Results: A Socio-Technical Examination of Google, Baidu, and Yandex’ Geopolitical Search Query Results in the US, Western EU, India, China, and Russia", lecture by C. Puschmann at the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC) of the European Communicatio...
60 minutes discussion about how to protect human rights online by private actors, aided by AI and under tight time constraints, with human rights experts Martin Scheinin and Matthias C. Kettemann, 15.00-16.00, joint event with the HIIG.
Is one hour enough to protect human rights online? The EU seems...
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