Action Research to build a Network of Audience Councils
In the period from October 2019 to March 2020, with the support of the Civica Mobilitas Program, RESIS completed the first phase of the action research which involved over 50 civil society organizations at the local level working with various vulnerable groups: children and minors, people with sensory and other impairment, people with rare diseases, members of the LGBT community, socially disadvantaged groups, addicts and other vulnerable groups. During the research process, the CSOs themselves critically assessed the media content and the situation in the media sphere and engaged in the RESIS action for the establishment of a Network of Audience Councils, through which they will influence the media policies in a coordinated manner.
The second phase of this research, which is conducted until December 2020, consists of a consultation process with civil society organizations on the draft Strategy for networking and communication. In the third phase, which will start in 2021, workshops with civil society organizations will be conducted and the Network of Audience Councils will be formally established.