Katrin Voltmer and Hendrik Kraetzschmar presented a paper on “Contested Transitions: Journalistic Interpretations of Democracy in Egypt and South Africa” at the 2015 International Journal of Press/Politics Conference hosted by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.
Please see below for a slideshow of their presentation:
MeCoDEM’s panel session at IAMCR 2015 in Montreal was an excellent opportunity to share some of our preliminary findings with a wider audience. Themed “Media in Democratisation Conflicts: Dousing the Fires or Fanning the Flames?” the session involved three presentations by MeCoDEM researchers and one by INFOCORE colleagues Marie-Soleil Frère and Anke Fiedler. Please see below for slideshows of our presentations.
MeCoDEM’s second fieldwork planning meeting on 6-7 October, 2014, in Hamburg kicked off the next research phase. The six-month fieldwork period planned and co-ordinated by work package 4 “Journalism ethics and practices” will start in November 2014.
More info at: www.mecodem.eu/events/team-meetings/
Dr. Katrin Voltmer is the Coordinator of a major research project on ‘Media, Conflict and Democratisation’ (MeCoDEM), which started on 1 February 2014 and will run over three years. The project investigates the role of the media in conflicts that accompany and follow transitions to democracy. MeCoDEM is funded by the European Union within the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme. With a total budget of 2,2 million Euros, the project consortium includes eight partner institutions from six countries: University of Leeds (coordinating institution), University of Belgrade, University of Hamburg, University of Capetown , University of Oxford, Stockholm University, Ruhr University Bochum and American University in Cairo.
Continue to the press release with a short outline of the project.