EFJ joins new EU project on Resilient Media for Democracy in the Digital Age
The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is a partner of the ReMeD project on Resilient Media for Democracy in the Digital Age which was kicked off on 31 March 2023 in Pamplona, Spain.
Funded by Horizon Europe and coordinated by the University of Navarra, in partnership with six European universities, ReMeD aims to address the current challenges to a healthy relationship between the media and democracy. In particular, the project will produce policy recommendations to guide European digital media legislation, including the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, and the upcoming Media Freedom Act.
With an interdisciplinary approach and an innovative methodology that combines qualitative and quantitative methods, ReMeD will gather, analyze, compare and contrast data on professional journalists, alternative media content producers and citizens operating in technologically mediated configurations.
ReMeD will work closely with professional journalists, alternative media producers and citizens to achieve the following objectives:
- To create new knowledge and establish accountability mechanisms on current conditions, processes of professionalization, ethical standards and cultural norms of professional journalists and alternative media content producers and thus contribute to a more resilient and democratic framework.
- To address key challenges to a healthy relationship between media and democracy, with a specific focus on the interactions between citizens, professional journalists and alternative media content producers in technologically mediated configurations.
- To produce models of new configurations of digital platforms, media markets, business models and regulatory frameworks that will improve the relationship between media and democracy and improve transparency.
- To create a digital platform with critical media literacy guidelines, best practices and curricula so that citizens can be empowered media consumers and responsibly use the opportunities for participation and decision making offered by the hybrid media system.
The ReMeD consortium will produce both scholarly and policy-oriented publications.
The project partners are the University of Navarra (coordinating partner), the University of Oxford, LMU Munich, Dublin City University, Free University of Brussels, Charles University in Prague, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg and the European Federation of Journalists.
The EFJ leads the work on communication and dissemination to relevant stakeholders, including policymakers.
The project will run from March 2023 to March 2026.