CFP | 18.3. | Media freedom in Central and Eastern Europe

The international workshop “Media Systems under Pressure: Recent Developments in Media Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe”, is calling for papers. The workshop is organized 18 May 2018 at the University of Amsterdam.

The workshop aims to bring together international scholars and media professionals to discuss the following questions: How can we formulate effective responses to these manifold challenges that media systems in Central and Eastern Europe face today? To what extent are these developments country or region specific, or should they be seen as part of wider European and global trends? What is the role of governments, media, NGOs, and activists in shaping media and information spheres in the region (in both a negative and positive sense)?

They invite contributions from academics and media professionals that explore, among others, the following topics:

– Neoconservatism and media regulation

– Policy responses to fake news, disinformation, ‘information warfare’

– The impact of anti-terrorism measures on media freedom and privacy

– Conservative activism

– Progressive activism

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300 word abstracts should be sent by 18 March 2018.

Link to full call for papers.

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