We are happy to announce that the 3-year project ‘Journalism in struggles for democracy: media and polarization in the Middle East’ has received funding from the Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO). The aim of this project is to analyze how differences between journalistic interpretive communities affect struggles for democracy, building on Tunisia and Egypt as case studies. Kjetil Selvik at Christian Michelsen Institute is project leader and will collaborate closely with Jacob Høigilt at PRIO. We feel privileged to have Katrin Voltmer, who already leads a related FP7 project, as part of the research team, and look forward to three interesting years of hard work.

Congratulations to all the researchers involved!