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Media In Action - Stakeholders

Media in Action is a EU funded project that aims to train educators (i.e. youth and community group leaders, techers, trainee teachers or teaching assistants) in media literacy and storytelling. Expected results include:

  • an online course for educators in media literacy and storytelling;
  • teaching and learning materials;
  • a repository of lesson plans and resources;
  • an online community;
  • a showcase of stories from end users.

The project is led by a European consortium composed by Pontydysgu (UK, Germany, Spain), COFAC (Portugal), Cooperativa Nuova Dimensione (Italy), Grupo Comunicar (Spain) and KIC (Malta).

Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información (PDLI) - Stakeholders

Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información (PDLI) is a Spanish civil society group uniting journalists, lawyers, media houses, social movements and consumer advocates.

PDLI arouse out of the concern of a group of organisations and individuals in the legal field, journalism and social movements after the deterioration of freedom of expression and information in Spain, following a series of reforms and the approval of new laws, such as the Organic Law Project on the Protection of Citizen Security, the Intellectual Property Law, the Transparency Law.

Among the activities PDLI carries out, there is the monitoring and dissemination of attacks on freedom of expression against journalists and the media, as well as against activists, social movements and citizens. PDLI also support campaign in defense of media freedom and organise training programs for journalists, activists and social movements on how to safely exercise their profession.

PDLI launched mapea.cc, an online tool to collect data on legal threats to freedom of expression.

The Prism Project - Stakeholders

The Prism project aims at developing effective strategies and practices for promoting a better use of language and contrast hate speech, in order to promote a culture of respect.

Implemented in five partner countries (Italy, France, Spain, Romania and UK), the project is based on an interdisciplinary strategy. It combines research, best practices and training activities addressed to law enforcement officers, lawyers, journalists, bloggers, social networks’ administrators, young people, teachers and youth workers.

MEDIADEM - Stakeholders

MEDIADEM was a European research project lasted from April 2010 to March 2013 focusing on the factors that promote or conversely prevent the development of policies supporting free and independent media.

The project combined a country-based study in Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the UK with a comparative analysis across media sectors and various types of media services. It investigated the configuration of media policies in the aforementioned countries and examined the opportunities and challenges generated by new media services for media freedom and independence. Moreover, external pressures on the design and implementation of state media policies, stemming from the European Union and the Council of Europe, are thoroughly discussed and analysed.

The coordinator of the project has been the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy.

Access Info Europe - Stakeholders

Access Info Europe is a human rights organisation based in Madrid (Spain) dedicated to promoting and protecting the right of access to information in Europe as a tool for defending civil liberties and human rights, for facilitating public participation in decision making, and for holding governments accountable.