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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


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


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)


Money talks? The impact of corporate funding on information law research

In the fall of 2019, the Institute for Information Law and the European Hub of the Network of Centers, together with HIIG, organized a one say symposium on the impact of corporate funding on information law and policy research. Now, the report of the meeting, which sums up the main findings, concerns and some recommendations, is published.

Institute for Information Law (IViR)


Preserving privacy in the age of Big Data

European Hub of the NoC


New report finds gig economy companies must do more to protect workers during COVID-19

The report, which looks at the responses of 120 platforms across 23 countries to the COVID-19 pandemic, assesses platforms against the methods they have used to protect their workers during this global health crisis. While some ride-hailing companies like Bolt (South…

European Hub of the NoC

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