Latest Releases

02.07.2020

AlgorithmWatch Study debunks Facebook’s GDPR Claims

A new study published by AlgorithmWatch in cooperation with the European Policy Centre and the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law shows that the GDPR needn’t stand in the way of meaningful research access to platform data; looks to health and environmental sectors for best practices in privacy-respecting data sharing frameworks.

Institute for Information Law (IViR)

25.06.2020

Exhibition in Berlin shows future visions of the digital society

What happens when scientists imagine the future of our digital society? How will we work, live, love, learn and rule in the year of 2040? What will our world look like two decades from now? The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) now invites interested citizens, scientists and journalists to explore these questions at the twentyforty exhibition.

15.06.2020

Funding Journalism in Israel: Secrecy and Political Influence

Unusual opacity is the most salient characteristic of the media system in Israel, where the involvement of political figures in media operation raises serious concerns. Digital media see their advertising revenue growing sharply while print advertising continues its dramatic decline, according to a new report published today by the Center for Media, Data and Society.

Center for Media, Data and Society

10.06.2020

Who Finances India’s Journalism?

Commercial advertisers are the largest players in terms of funding spent in the media in India, but the state has also a significant role, financing the country’s public service broadcaster, shelling out public advertising money to commercial media and holding a monopoly over the news radio market. Large international players have been active in the small but rapidly expanding online news market, according to a new report published today by the Center for Media, Data and Society.

Center for Media, Data and Society

28.05.2020

Journalism Thrives in Slovakia Despite Growing Oligarchic Control

Slovaks have access to a plethora of news platforms, but many of them are in the hands of powerful financial corporations, closely linked with political groups. Nevertheless, swelling demand for accurate, quality information boosts the country’s independent journalism, according to a new report by the Center for Media, Data and Society.

Center for Media, Data and Society

26.05.2020

How Misinformation Became a Profitable Business in Eastern Europe

In several eastern European countries, misinformation is a lucrative business, reliant on advertising revenue, and pulling in cash from a variety of other sources including government subsidies, crowdfunding, tax designations, donations and sales of merchandise.

Center for Media, Data and Society

18.05.2020

Study on the Legal Framework on the Dissemination of Disinformation

The study, commissioned by the Dutch government, focuses on the legal framework governing the dissemination of disinformation, in particular through Internet services. The study provides an extensive overview of relevant European and Dutch legal norms relating to the spread of online disinformation, and recommendations are given on how to improve this framework. Additionally, the study includes an analysis of the relevant legal framework in 6 different countries (U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Sweden and Canada).

Institute for Information Law (IViR)

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