Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (MDCEE), is an interdisciplinary research project launched in October 2009 and funded by the European Research Council. The project finished in September 2013.
All the reports from the project's research are available on our 'Project Reports' page, including our final reports published Autumn 2013.
Details of all the project's outputs, including all publications, can be found here.
Our project aims to investigate the often troublesome and poorly understood relationship between democracy and the media in Central and Eastern Europe, but our findings should be more broadly applicable to consolidating democracies worldwide.
We take a novel approach, focusing on the quality of the media as a function of the quality of democracy and ask:
What kind of democracy is necessary for the media to perform its statutory functions?
Further information about our project.
On behalf of the Dept. of Politics and International Relations at Oxford, we would like to thank all the staff, Visiting Fellows, researchers, speakers, guests and friends who contributed to the project.