Handbook for Ombudspeople

The Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism has been active in the field of media self-regulation worldwide since 2010. The MediaAcT (Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe)  project carried out a comparative study on media self-regulation mechanisms (media accountability) of the EU member states from 2010-2013 and made corresponding recommendations to the EU.

Further publications such as "European Handbook of Media Accountability" (download here) and the "Global Handbook of Media Accountability" (to be published in 2021) are related to comparative study researches of Media Accountability in 43 countries.

The Erich Brost Institute moreover operates with 13 institutes from various countries through the online platform “European Journalism Observatory”.

Furthermore, projects such as workshops, training courses and seminars for journalists in the field of media accountability have been successfully carried out in Tunisia for several years with the aim of establishing a network of ombudsmen and publishing a Handbook for Ombudspeople in Arabic.