The ReMeD project on Resilient Media for Democracy in the Digital Age kicks off today in Pamplona. Funded by Horizon Europe and coordinated by the University of Navarra, ReMeD aims to support media that uphold democracy and human rights and to produce policy recommendations to guide European digital media legislation. DCU PIs John O’Sullivan and Paul McNamara will oversee the research on Ireland and research on citizens and democracy.
ReMeD will work closely with professional journalists, alternative media producers and citizens to achieve its objectives. Its key objectives are:
- 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.
It will complement work on European media systems by institutional partners in seven others EU countries, along with the UK. Starting in November 2022, the project will run for three years.
Follow ReMeD on Twitter at @ResMediaEU