Professional liars in pandemic times


Vuk Vučetić All conspiracy theories have very simple premises on which they rest. At the core of any conspiracy theory is the division of the world into good and evil. It is difficult to refute them because anyone who tries to do so is considered an accomplice to the...

“Hate Slavs” – Hate speech in the Balkans

Dubravka Valic Nedeljkovic


Dubravka Valić Nedeljković, PhD Hate speech is commonplace in public discourse in the Balkans. Offensive language, insinuations, labelling, presenting false information about people in public discourse with no holds barred, whether it is the media or the assembly...

Does the increased time children spend consuming media imply higher risks?

Katarina Blažina Mukavec


Katarina Blažina Mukavec Compared to 2019, the average time spent on social platforms in 2020 increased by a record 100% across all platforms. In every new study, experts point out that children are spending more time consuming media than ever before, and they are...

Radical proposals in the EC’s consultation on audiovisual media services

Sally Broughton Micova


Sally Broughton Micova, PhD, University of East Anglia On Monday 6 July the European Commission launched a public consultation as part of the “Regulatory fitness” test of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). This is a big moment: concrete...