European Commission requests study on Media Plurality and Diversity Online

A consortium consisting of the European University Institute in Florence, KU Leuven, University of Amsterdam and Free University Brussels won a tender of the European Commission to produce a study on Media Plurality and Diversity Online (CNECT/2020/OP/0099).

The European Commission requested this study to investigate two interlinked aspects of media pluralism and diversity in today’s online media environment. The study will examine prominence and findability/discoverability of general interest content and services in the online environment. Furthermore, the study will interrogate measures concerning the concentration of economic resources to ensure media plurality online.

At the University of Amsterdam, the Institute for Information Law (IViR), will coordinate parts of this research with contributors being Kristina Irion, Natali Helberger, Joost Poort, Ronan Fahy and Daphne Rena Idiz.