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10 claims for digital media pluralism

At the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin, the Media Policy Lab presented its position paper on digital media pluralism for the first time. Learn more about the 10 claims.

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The Media Policy Lab on a Big Stage

From 2 to 4 May, the MEDIA CONVENTION will come to Berlin again. This year, the Media Policy Lab is represented by four exciting sessions.

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Kick-off Event

Within an opening event at ALEX Berlin on January 17, the media authority Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb) introduced the Media Policy Lab to the public.

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Genesis of the Media Policy Lab

Digitisation has permanently changed our information landscape. Information intermediaries such as Facebook and Google have become an integral part of the knowledge transfer and communication process.

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#Datenspende Project

The research project “Google und die Bundestagswahl: #Datenspende” aimed to figure out to what extent algorithms personalise search results. Another objective was to find out which topics related to the German...

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What is the
Media Policy Lab?

The Media Policy Lab is a project initiated by the media authority Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb) which concentrates on questions about network policy and digital media pluralism. Against the background of digital change, state media authorities need to face the safeguarding of media pluralism in a new way. To fulfil this important task, the Media Policy Lab connects scientific expertise with debates about network policy.

 

News

Jurist from Freiburg Strengthens the Need for the Regulation of Media Intermediaries

To safeguard diversity on the Internet, media intermediaries should be regulated, especially social networks and search engines. This is what the jurist Prof. Dr. Paal from the University of Freiburg demands in his legal opinion for the media authority North Rhine-Westphalia (LfM).

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How Intermediaries Are Changing the Info Sphere

Information intermediaries have an impact on media diversity. 31.8 per cent of all users in Germany used a search engine or a social network yesterday to inform themselves on the internet. How can transparency and freedom of discrimination be safeguarded? Here are some proposals.

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Upcoming Events

30
May
Wednesday
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Meetup: 10 claims for digital media pluralism

Meetup: 10 claims for digital media pluralism

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

After introducing the 10 claims at the MCB, the Media Policy Lab's position paper on digital media pluralism will be presented at a meetup in the rooms of ALEX Berlin on 30 May.

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15
Jun
Friday
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Meetup: Measuring Fake News

Meetup: Measuring Fake News

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The study "Measuring Fake News" by the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung is concerned with the question of which stakeholders play a role in regards of the emergence and spread of fake news in the digital world. Moreover, in ten case studies the success of implemented countermeasures was analysed. Now, the Media Policy Lab invites you to a presentation and discussion on the study results at ALEX Berlin where the results of the current "Digitalisierungsbericht" will be presented as well.

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