Dr. Juliane A. Lischka, who is a researcher at the Media Economics & Management division at IPMZ, has been Visiting Fellow with Prof. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen on the ESRC-funded project “Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society” at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) at Cardiff University, UK, from June to September 2015. The project explores the nature, opportunities and challenges of digital citizenship in light of the governmental surveillance measures revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
Juliane has supported the research team in the analysis of British broadcast news. The research goal is to trace the British broadcast news debates on surveillance, civil liberties and the role of the state. The analysis reveals how news reporting takes up surveillance, which is essential to understand how the public evaluates mass surveillance.
More details are available on the project’s website: http://www.dcssproject.net/