The project “Media for Democracy Monitor“ was initiated by members of The Euromedia Research Group back in the years 2008/2009, addressing the topic of the performance of news media within contemporary democratic societies. It is theoretically based on normative theories of democracies, as well as on normative theories of political communication and media policy. The comparative research design allows for learning from best practices examples in all participating countries, and provides a platform for mutual learning across different models of democracy. Furthermore, this project allows for identifying strength and weaknesses of various media landscapes with regard to the indicators developed deductively from theory and previous research.
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