Posts Tagged ‘Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom’

Social media: Democracy’s poisoned chalice

Written by Henry Goodwin. Posted in Current features, Features

Not long ago, social media were being hailed as an unprecedented force for plurality and progress in modern-day democracies. The impact of platforms like Facebook and Twitter are widely seen as integral in organising and mobilising the popular protests that brought about the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in 2011 and Victor Yanukovych in 2013. Yet, as evidence continues to surface about Russian attempts to subvert the 2016 US election, talk of social media’s power has become inextricably linked with the danger that it poses to democracy. How did we get here? And, looking ahead, what can be done to return social media to their former glory?

Guarding the guardians

Written by Mark Briggs. Posted in Features

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom provides an independent observatory on the situation of pluralism and freedom in the media landscapes of EU member states and seeks collaboration across academic disciplines, with media professionals and policy makers