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Media and Polarization

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Many studies point to the role of media in increasing societal polarization. While still keeping broad support and high levels of trust, public broadcasters have already being suffering from this polarization, with audiences and political stakeholders complaining about what they consider biased views.

Our speakers:

  • Julie Stejskalová, Editor-in-Chief of News and Current Affairs at Czech Radio;
  • Paulína Tabery, Head of Department in the Public Opinion Research Center at Czech Academy of Sciences;
  • Annika Sehl, Professor of Digital Journalism, Universität der Bundeswehr München.

By joining this webinar, which is also part of the 15th News Assembly agenda, you will learn how a society becomes polarized, using the in-depth study Divided by Freedom commissioned by Czech Radio to better understand the changing social dynamics in today's world.

In the second part of the workshop, Professor Annika Sehl will share insights from her research on populist campaigns against European public service media.

Organized in the framework of the Public Service Media Contribution to Society strategic initiative. 

Members and Associates only.



  • Divided by Freedom presentation (Members and Associates) Members Only
  • Populist Campaigns against PSM presentation (Members and Associates) Members Only