The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) examines media change and the related structural shifts in public communication.
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The academic profile of the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) is characterised by its research programmes.
The Institute focuses on transferring its work to various target groups and various formats in the broadest way possible.
The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) is engaged in numerous international and national research networks in research and practice.
An overview of all research projects that are carried out during the current research year.
“Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft“ offers a forum for the discussion of media and communication-related issues and for analyses of media development from different perspectives and for all media.
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The Global Digital Human Rights Network (GDHRNet) will systematically explore the theoretical and practical challenges posed by the online context to the protection of human rights.
The institute will provide scientific support for the media conference in the context of Germany's 2020 EU Council Presidency and is analysing in advance the requirements of a modern European information order.
This project aims to gain insights into deletion practices in online communication spaces and creates a taxonomy of deleted postings from the online forums of a large Austrian daily newspaper and a German question-answer portal.
The international cooperation project investigates how the Internet has changed and will continue to change societies in the USA, Europe and China.
Is user-generated content on private communication platforms protected by freedom of expression? In her PhD project, Amélie Heldt focuses on the effect of the fundamental right on freedom of expression on the Internet.
In the journal Zeitschrift für Rechtspolitik, PD Matthias C. Kettemann, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz and Martin Fertmann ask whether the digital legal acts planned by the European Commission can live up to their claims.
Kettemann, M. C.; Schulz, W.; Fertmann, M. (2021): Anspruch und Wirklichkeit...
In their article, Dr. Sascha Hölig, Prof. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink and Julia Behre provide insights into the use of online news in seven countries with different media systems, such as China and the USA. Read more about where the differences and similarities in news use are and what influences it in t...
In their conference paper, Martin Fertmann and Matthias C. Kettemann write about intermediaries and freedom of expression. The conference paper is available as an open access publication.
Artikel available for download (pdf)
Humans are social beings. We experience ourselves through...
Who should determine what could be said on digital platforms? Martin Fertmann and Matthias Kettemann write on Tagesspiegel Background about how institutions can be designed for this purpose, where the risks lie and which role the Facebook Oversight Board plays.
To the article (online, in Germ...
In their article on the Verfassungsblog, Dr Sangeeta Mahapatra, Martin Fertmann and PD Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann write about the recent dispute between Twitter and the Indian government and what this means for human rights in India.
You can read the article here
“The Internet is sp...
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