Good decision-making depends on people having reliable and accurate facts put in a meaningful context. Given the recent global developments in the media, people are overwhelmed with quantity of information but often skeptical of its quality. Fewer journalists and media consumers separate the important information from the false diversions, and fewer still seem ready to pursue the truth. Media monitoring is an effective tool to hold those who are supposed to be the controllers to account. We monitor media to provide feedback and to initiate discussion about the quality of media reporting and importance of real watchdog and investigative journalism.
We conduct media monitoring, write reports, and make recommendations to public and policy makers on media & election legislation, international standards concerning the media and the electoral process and democratic governance. Our mission statement is expressed in the slogan "Ensure that all citizens have free access to comprehensive information.”
The primary objective of our monitoring is to evaluate the range of political and social diversity in media reporting. Our methodology of media monitoring originates from the journalism school of the Columbia University, with initial trainings provided to us thanks to support from the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). In general, our monitoring could be divided into two main categories: election and non-election. The methodology has been proven, tested, and enhanced by our experts in a number of countries of Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Given its comprehensive qualitative & quantitative aspects with content-oriented approach, it is specially designed to provide in-depth feedback on pluralism and diversity in media reporting, including coverage of chosen subjects/themes (e.g. integration, minorities, corruption etc.).
Between 1 September and 11 October 2019, Political Accountability Foundation (FOP), in cooperation with MEMO 98, monitored 74 public Facebook accounts of political parties, election coalitions, politicians, media and other influential actors involved in the...
Too often we heard about problems in social media discourse during elections when it was too late. Democracy Reporting International, in cooperation with MEMO 98, has been implementing a Civitates-funded project which seeks to significantly step up a...
The symposium brought together policymakers, academics, NGOs and other stakeholders to discuss how to make social media and our democratic discourses more resilient to extremism and disinformation, especially in light of elections. The aim of the COMPACT project is to raise awareness about emerging legal, policy and technological developments and increase the understanding of how the convergence of those trends influences media and society.
MEMO 98, in cooperation with Democracy Reporting International (DRI), organized a workshop “Social media in upcoming elections in Europe: How to monitor them?” which was held on 19 – 20 September 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
MEMO 98 has a long history of monitoring the coverage of political subjects and their representatives in the media, both in Slovakia as well as abroad. This report analyses the presentation of the candidates running for president of the Slovak Republic in...
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Our expert has worked as a media consultant in the framework of a project entitled “Study and Research on Election Media Coverage for 2018 Presidential Election in Georgia”, implemented by United Nations Development Programme Georgia ...
We have been working in Myanmar since 2010, providing a series of workshops for NGOs, journalists, and others and most importantly, conducting monitoring of the media coverage prior to elections in 2010 and 2015 respectively. Since 2015, we have been...