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European Journalism Observatory

The Reuters Institute manages the English language website of the European Journalism Observatory (EJO), an international network of media academics and journalists founded in 2004.

The EJO aims to foster professionalism and press freedom, and to form a bridge between different journalism cultures in Europe and the English-speaking world. It does this by sharing research results and promoting communication between media researchers and practising journalists.

The EJO network consists of research institutes in 15 countries, including the Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano; the Académie du journalisme et des médias (AJM) at the University of Neuchâtel; the Erich-Brost Institute, University of Dortmund; the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev; the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism, Charles University, Prague; Complutense University of Madrid; the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Wroclaw; the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Pécs; the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies, University of Bucharest; CIES-IUL e LCC-IUL, Lisbon; Turiba University, Riga; the Media Development Centre, Tunis; and the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon, Eugene.

As of June 2019, the EJO network of sites covers 15 languages: English, Albanian, Arabic, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.

In 2005, the EJO received an award from the Swiss Association for Quality in Journalism. In 2019, it received a prestigious German award, the Günter Wallraff Prize, for its contribution to European journalism culture.

EJO English is supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stiftung Presse-Haus NRZ, and Open Society Foundations.


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