Policy Brief #64: Media pluralism in the EU: A prospective look at the European Media Freedom Act
Media pluralism in the EU: A prospective look at the European Media Freedom Act Heritiana Ranaivoson, Adelaida Afilipoaie & Nino Domazetovikj Media pluralism is central to modern democracies, allowing citizens to access and be exposed to a broad and diverse range of views and representations with an eye to making autonomous choices and serendipitous […]
Policy Brief #63: Wat kunnen online fan platformen betekenen voor de Europese uitgeversector?
Wat kunnen online fan platformen betekenen voor de Europese uitgeversector? Iris Jennes, Thomas Van Dam, Wendy Van den Broeck, Elias Blanckaert De term prosumer is een fluïde begrip dat verwijst naar een ruime groep van actieve (media)gebruikers die bijdragen tot een product of dienst. Deze policy brief geeft inzicht in hoe de boekenindustrie prosumer […]
Welcome research team ‘Marketing and Consumer Behavior’ to SMIT!
Welcome research team ‘Marketing and Consumer Behavior’ to SMIT! Great news: the research group imec-SMIT of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is expanding! The 10-person strong research team on Marketing and Consumer Behavior is joining SMIT this month. This research team is part of the Business department at the VUB. In this way, the interdisciplinary nature […]
New publications by SMIT researchers (September 2022)
In September 2022, a number of interesting articles by SMIT researchers were published. Read a synopsis below. Media plurality On 16 September 2022, the European Commssion published the Study on Media Plurality and Diversity Online at the same time as it proposed the European Media Freedom Act. Led by the EUI’s Centre of Media […]
Four successful PhD defences
Four successful PhD defences: congrats! The past months, four researchers of imec-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel succesfully obtained their PhD! After years of hard work, we can congratulate Catalina Iordache, Ruben Vandenplas, Annelien Smets and Stefaan Verhulst with their PhD. Catalina Iordache her PhD is on the topic of ‘Transnational media flows in the Age of […]
Wij zoeken deelnemers voor onze SEURO studie
Wij zoeken deelnemers voor onze SEURO studie In de SEURO studie onderzoeken we of nieuwe technologie mensen met meerdere chronische aandoeningen kan helpen om hun gezondheid en welzijn beter onder controle te houden. Ben jij of ken jij iemand van 65 jaar of ouder (woonachtig in Vlaanderen of Brussel) met 2 of meer van de […]
Policy Brief #62: Collaborative knowledge exchange: a new paradigm for media innovation?
Collaborative knowledge exchange: a new paradigm for media innovation? Giordano Zambelli, Luciano Morganti, Conor Murphy, Catalina Dumbraveanu & Olivier Braet Policy-makers and field analysts have usually focused on capturing media innovation by looking at actionable outcomes and concrete, measurable results (usually connected to digital technologies) with an immediate market potential. However, a growing body […]
Policy Brief #61: Investment obligations for VOD providers: Fresh look on the regulatory approaches in Europe
Investment obligations for VOD providers: Fresh look on the regulatory approaches in Europe Ivana Kostovska, Tim Raats, Catalina Iordache, Nino Domazetovikj, Stephanie Tintel & Marlen Komorowski This Policy Brief presents the key findings of our 2022 edition of the Study on investment obligations for VOD providers to contribute to the production of European works. […]
Investment obligations for VOD providers to contribute to the production of European works: A 2022 update
Investment obligations for VOD providers to contribute to the production of European works: A 2022 update This study provides a fresh look of the existing regulatory approaches that include requirements for VOD providers to invest in local content. The objective is to present insights on a range of policy approaches from EU Member States and […]
New projects at SMIT (May 2022 – September 2022)
A brief overview of the projects with SMIT involvement that were launched in the period between May 2022 and September 2022. LEARN: DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL ASSESSMENTS FOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING AND IMPACT ON CHILDREN’S HEALTH LEARN aims to evaluate the air quality and levels of exposure of children in schools in three different […]
New publications by SMIT researchers (May 2022 – September 2022)
This is an overview of the latest publications of SMIT researchers for the period May 2022 – September 2022. Enjoy the read! Media Adelaida Afilipoaie and Heritiana Ranaivoson’s article in the Journal of Digital Media & Policy maps existing cooperation procedures between various authorities in media merger and acquisition assessments in the EU Member […]
Joint SMIT-Montréal Session
A team of three Ph.D candidates from Polytechnique Montreal (Canada) from Data Intelligence Laboratory (LID) visited SMIT on 27th and 28th June. This visit was planned to introduce the ongoing research and exchange ideas on AI research projects of both laboratories. In a joint plenary session on 27th June from 14-17 at SMIT, Loic Parrenin, […]