Media Quality Project

The IFJ launched the Media Quality Project to raise awareness of the link between increased ownership concentration of media outlets and the corresponding decline in media quality. Events in Brussels and Bled, Slovenia, focused on the issues facing European journalism and hurting media quality and workers’ rights.

The project, funded by the Open Society Institute, examines how increasing ownership concentration in the media sector goes hand in hand with lowering media quality, news standards and workers’ rights. The goal of the project is to start a European-wide media quality campaign that includes an informative activist web site, a publicity campaign and a community mobilising that can effective lobby the EU, national governments and citizens to promote and pass legislation that protects quality programming and press, unbiased news reporting, free expression and decent pay and working conditions for journalists.

Below are links to some of the project participants’ views on media ownership concentration and how it affects media quality:

  1. Q&A with Danny Schechter
  2. Danny Schechter’s speech in Bled
  3. Granville Williams’s speech in Bled
  4. Dusan Reljic’s speech in Bled
  5. Who Is in Control? A primer for the roundtable discussion on Global Media – Threats to Free Expression