We firmly believe that an informed and engaged public is essential for the functioning of a healthy democracy. A transparent and supportive relationship between media and society thus contributes to the preservation of our active and participatory democracy.
The Media and Democracy Lab— MEDDEM Lab for short— is a collection of applied and empirical research projects at OTH Regensburg that focus on the interactions between media and our democratic society.
The HUFE method is a simple tool that can be used to assess the quality of information. In four steps, any source— whether a newspaper article, video or social media post— can be examined for its credibility.
MEDDEM/orgs is an overview of organizations in German-speaking countries that deal with disinformation, discrimination and agitation. The organizations can be found via keyword search.
This MEDDEM/tools section contains a collection of helpful tools and contact points to make navigating the Internet easier and safer.
In our MEDDEM laboratory, students of the OTH Regensburg conduct high-quality research. The results of their work are collected in databases, bachelor theses and lectures, which you can find here.