- Wrocław is a vibrant, historic city on the forefront of change in the New Europe. It is a dynamic business center with an economy increasingly based on new technologies and innovation. The European Capital of Culture (ECC) 2016 and an organizer of the Non-Olympic World Games in 2017 Wrocław is a vibrant, historic city on the forefront of change in the New Europe. It is a dynamic business center with an economy increasingly based on new technologies and innovation. The European Capital of Culture (ECC) 2016 and an organizer of the Non-Olympic World Games in 2017
- PARTNTER OF the 7 CEECom Conference
- Professor Walery Pisarek is the father of Polish communication studies, prominent Polish scholar and mass media researcher. Prof. Pisarek is the 1st Honorary Member of Polish Communication Association and member of Editorial Board of Central European Journal of Communication.
Conference organized by the Polish Communication Association and the University of Wrocław in collaboration with ECREA CEE-Network and International Communication Association
Media, democracy as well as relations between media and politics in Central and East Europe (CEE) have been widely analyzed in several scientific publications and further discussed during international and national conferences. So far many initiatives have made attempts to map the most characteristic features of CEE media systems, journalistic autonomy and the state of media freedom. In addition to this, some of them also indicated problems and challenges related to social and political transformations, the development of public sphere, civil society and the role of media when fostering and improving the level of democracy. The variety of ideas and conceptualizations has been recently challenged due to internationalization of communication, the introduction of participatory platforms, as well as expansion of mobile service providers. Changing nature of media policy and communication, the growing importance of citizen journalism, blurring division between producers and consumers as well as emerging societal practices connected with media making and activism generate a need and plethora of new opportunities for a large-scale re-evaluation of models for media and democracy. Having in mind the 25th anniversary of the collapse of communism in many Central and East European countries and the 10th anniversary of the first CEE countries accession to the EU, we propose to focus on changing approaches to media freedom and the public sphere and we try to stimulate debate about the next phase of media and democracy model going forward. Thus, the aim is not to focus on media history or repeat what went wrong with CEE media and political systems over the last two decades. The emphasis is rather put on opportunities generated by social change and new technologies which might improve the level of media freedom and public sphere, and might further result with the discussion on and development of new approaches and models for media and democracy analysis in the fast-changing information society.
Media about us:
PRW – “Ćwierćwiecze wolnych mediów”
PRW – “25 lat wolnych mediów w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej”
TVP.PL – “Debata o wolnych mediach na Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim”
www.wroclaw.pl – “Wolne media to warunek demokracji”
Wywiad z prof. dr hab. Stanisławem Jędrzejewskim – Przewodniczącym Rady Nadzorczej Polskiego Radia
Wywiad z Kamilem Dąbrową – Dyrektorem Programu 1 Polskiego Radia