Several staff members of the Hans-Bredow-Institut are participating in the Research Centre “European Media and Public Spheres” (EuroMaPS), founded in 2001 at the University of Hamburg. The aim of EuroMaPS is to enhance cooperation among the researchers in Hamburg, who are dealing with the urgent questions of the process of European unification and the role of the media within it.
The Centre coordinates the activities of its members as they relate to Europe, promotes exchanges between different research disciplines and also with media practitioners and seeks stronger international cooperation with foreign colleagues. Since the winter term 2002/2003, the Centre has mounted the series "Discussions about Europe", which caters for students from all disciplines and interested members of the public. Here researchers and media practitioners from Europe are invited as the opportunity arises.
Currently, the Centre has two major areas of activity: in the context of the EU’s Erasmus Mundus programme, the members of the Centre in addition participate in the Masters Programme "Journalism and Media within Globalization: The European Perspective", which is offered jointly with the universities of Århus, Amsterdam, London and Swansea (www.mundusjournalism.com). On the other hand, the Centre has coordinated the development of a research focus "Transculturality and European Public Spheres" for the Research Center for Media and Communication (RCMC).
The institute will provide scientific support for the media conference in the context of Germany's 2020 EU Council Presidency and is analysing in advance the requirements of a modern European information order.
The Hans-Bredow-Institut has written the academic report on the current development of media in Germany for the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien [German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media]. The report provides significant parts to the Federal Governme...
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.
What meaning does the legal term “the public” have in the age of social media and sharehosters, instant messaging and whistleblowing? It’s time for an analysis from a legal perspective.
A study on cross-media and convergence from the user's perspective by the Hans-Bredow-Institut.
In advance of Germany’s presidency of the European Council in the second half of 2020, the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) prepared a number of reports and investigative studies intended to serve as a basis for discussions for the EU Media Conference in July 2...
Facebook can be forced to delete hate postings worldwide. This is the ruling of the European Court of Justice in the Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland Limited (C-18/18) case. Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, former spokeswoman for the Austrian Green Party, had sued the US company after it refused to...
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