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Former PM Radičová to head to Oxford for media analysis project

Former Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová (Slovak Democratic and Christian union-SDKÚ) is leaving for Oxford, where she will take part in an international project during a term at the University of Oxford. As she said in an interview for the SITA newswire on Monday, January 7, she arranged her participation in the project at Oxford for three months with her current employer, Comenius University in Bratislava.

Former Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová (Slovak Democratic and Christian union-SDKÚ) is leaving for Oxford, where she will take part in an international project during a term at the University of Oxford. As she said in an interview for the SITA newswire on Monday, January 7, she arranged her participation in the project at Oxford for three months with her current employer, Comenius University in Bratislava.

Radičová will work with an international team to analyse the relationship between politics and media as well as politics and democracy. The team’s media analysis will extend beyond Europe. "In relation to issues of the crisis of democracy and the credibility of institutions, there is a strong economic impact in the sphere of politics and the media," she said, adding that experts are examining matters such as conflict of interest or the level of objectivity of the media. A new problem that Radičová will deal with at Oxford is the digitisation of society, because the new information revolution brings about changes in how information is processed.

According to Radičová, cases like the recent resignation of the General Director of the BBC, George Entwistle, which was considered a standard of measurement of objectivity in the public media, raise questions over the connection between ethics and the media and the possibility of media control, but not by politics. In addition to working in Oxford, Radičová will deliver several lectures there. In February, she will lead a seminar at Oxford about how the media form the political agenda in Slovakia.

(Source: SITA)
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