Who are the Gatekeepers?

Journalism Development Network

Date Awarded
06/23/14
Amount
$200,000
Grant Period
06/23/14 to 06/22/15
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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  • Romania

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To examine the gatekeepers of Eastern Europe’s digital infrastructure, by analyzing the ownership and connections of Internet service providers and cable and satellite operators

Cable and Internet providers control much of the public’s communication, but in many countries there is little public knowledge about those companies. This project will examine the gatekeepers of Eastern Europe’s digital infrastructure, by analyzing the ownership and connections of Internet service providers, and cable and satellite operators. The project will ask a series of questions: Who controls access to TV stations, the Internet, online news outlets and other forms of information? How transparent are these groups? Are they connected to political parties, public officials or organized crime? The project will then visualize and map the information and conduct an advocacy campaign to bring it to the attention of relevant organizations.

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Project Team

Paul Radu and Manuela Preoteasa

Paul Radu

Manuela Preoteasa 

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