Freedom House seeks proposals from independent researchers, scholars, and affiliated research analysts based in Moldova, the Eastern Partnership region, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia for forward-looking briefs on the following themes:

  1. Media Pluralism and the concentration of ownership in Moldova: this brief would examine challenges for Moldova’s media and pluralism of opinions in the country, with attention to the implications of media concentration and politically-affiliated media ownership, and offer recommendations
  2. Media Literacy and the challenge of fake news: this brief would examine the critical issues that affect Moldova’s media sector, particularly existing and shifting narratives and external influences affecting it and compare it with examples of countries, such as the Baltics, that have had some success in facing similar informational challenges
  3. Information resilience of Moldova’s media sector: this brief should provide an insight into what effects do traditional methods of resistance to disinformation might have on democratic development, considering threats of polarization and rise of nationalist rhetoric in public space

Concept proposals are to be submitted to eurasia@freedomhouse.org by August 31st 2017. The concept proposal should consist of an abstract of no more than 200 words, an outline of the argument to be presented, and a CV of the principal researcher or researchers. Organizations may submit more than one brief.

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Deadline: 31/08/2017 11:59 pm
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Research and Editorial Team: Freedom's House Eurasia Program