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A project by the EBU and RIPE, in collaboration with CEU.

Public Media Speakers Series @CEU

Jawhar Sircar

Public Media Institutions at a Crossroads: Visions, Strategies, Tactics is a project of the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at Central European University, and RIPE@Global, aka Global PSM Experts Network Project.

The goal of this series is to go beyond conventional academic analyses of public broadcasting and showcase visions, as well as concrete strategies and tactics, of the roles public service media should play. The series addresses issues that include management and governance, policy, and journalism, as well as strategies to advocate for the protection of public service media from political pressures.

The series has featured two lectures to date, and more are planned for 2017. Summary blog posts of the first lectures can be found here:

Karen Donders
Interview with Jawhar Sircar on the challenges of public broadcast media in India and the role it should serve in the future.

In the News

#ICYMI. Some highlights from our Facebook group and beyond:
  • The Media Intelligence Service (MIS) of the EBU has a new webpage. Now accessing our research is easier, and even non-Members can use the search engine to see all the reports.   #EBUresearch.
  • Media and communications policymaking should be guided by principles, new report by Robert G. Picard and Victor W. Pickard for the Reuter's Institute asserts. 
  • A Field Guide to Fake News by Public Data Lab, First Draft, and a consortium of European researchers. Three chapters available as open access, here.
  • Webinar: How to Find Data in Europe, Wed May 17, 2017. Register here.
  • CfP: Facing the gap in representation: public service and activism for the democratization of the media. More here.
  • As you may know, on April 4, the Hungarian National Assembly passed a law amendment that could effectively force Central European University out of Hungary. As a response, many universities and scholar around the world, representatives of states and the EU, and others have expressed worry about academic freedom. An independent group supporting the CEU is organizing a global event on April 17 around the theme. If interested, find out more here.
PS: A team of several members of the Network and RIPE have submitted a proposal to the Academy of Finland, to establish a Center for Excellence in Public Interest Media. The funding decision should made by early June. Keep your fingers crossed. We want more opportunities for global collaboration for our Network!
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European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media, serving 73 Members in 56 countries.  EBU Members run over 780 TV and 1040 radio services and broadcast in 123 languages to a potential audience of 1.03 billion people.

The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at the Central European University seeks to improve the quality of media policymaking through research and debate.
The RIPE network was founded in 2001 by a group of scholars and practitioners working on the future of public service media. It is an informal association that produces conferences and publishes research. 
This newsletter is about a project to map PSM experts around the world. We call the project RIPE@Global, aka The Global PSM Experts Network.

Our goal is to create a continually updated online resource that anyone can access. 

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