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Fög - University of Zurich - Stakeholders

Fög is a research center associated with the University of Zurich . It was established to monitor communication events, driven by three research questions:

  • Social transformation, namely the long-term observation of contemporary modern societies on the basis of public communication;
  • Structural transformation of the public sphere, focusing on changes in the interest patterns of public communication and their effects on society;
  • Transformation of institutions, organizations and roles, investigating on how the reputation of role-bearers is transformed by the news coverage.

These issues led to three research projects, namely on on political communication (how public sphere is changing in a mediatized society), economic communication (reputation of institutions) and quality of the media. On an annual basis, Fög releases the Yearbook Quality of the Media - Switzerland.

United Nations Commission on Human Rights - Stakeholders

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the principal human rights official of the United Nations and represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. OHCHR’s thematic priorities are strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression  is an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme.