CEDMO in Detail

The Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO) is an international multidisciplinary project supported by the European Commission under the call CEF-TC-2020-2 (European Digital Media Observatory), Reference: 2020-EU-IA-0267.

The CEDMO consortium, led by the Charles University (Czechia), involves eight partners and four subcontractors. Its greatest strength is the diverse team of technical and humanities scientists with journalists and fact checking professionals: the addressed problem is inherently multidisciplinary and requires attention from multiple angles.

From the consortium members, ATC (Greece) is responsible for the development of the technical infrastructure. Immediate disinformation responses and daily fact checking is delivered by seasoned professionals of the international news agency AFP, the global leader in digital investigation AFP and the Czech Demagog.cz. Researchers from Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (Slovakia) and the Czech Technical University, who have extensive experience with artificial intelligence, NLP and machine learning, are developing methods and digital tools to improve and speed up debunking. Other consortium members are researching the impact of disinformation on the society. These members include the Charles University, the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava (Slovakia), the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Poland). On top of that, the Charles University leads the integration of technical and humanities branches of the consortium through interdisciplinary research initiatives.

CEDMO governance is entrusted to three bodies:

  • Advisory Board
  • Strategy Board
  • Project Executive Board

The Advisory Board, composed of senior multidisciplinary experts who act in their individual capacity, provides guidance on strategy, insight from the latest developments of diverse areas of expertise, and monitors the Strategy and Project Executive Boards’ compliance with the project guidelines and principles.

The Strategy Board is responsible for setting strategic direction, running and coordinating research, reaching the expected outputs quality and ensuring that the overall project goals are met, including ethic, legal and financial compliance.

The Project Executive Board ensures the implementation of the tasks of CEDMO and is composed by representatives of the different partner institutions. It acts as the intermediary among members of CEDMO, sub-contractors and EDMO, and manages the delivery of expected outputs and reports.

Advisory Board
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Jochen Spangenberg
Chairman
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Victor Breiner
Member
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Iwona Hofman
Member
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Roman Imielski
Member
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Sylvie Kauffmann
Member
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Tomáš Kriššák
Member
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Ľuboš Kukliš
Member
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Petr Očko
Member
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Michal Pěchouček
Member
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Radek Ptáček
Member
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Jacek Żakowski
Member
Strategy Board
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Václav Moravec
Charles University (CU)
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Luboš Král
Czech Technical University (CTU)
Maria-Bielikova
Mária Bieliková
Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (KInIT)
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Christine Buhagiar
Agence France-Presse (AFP)
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Petr Gongala
Demagog.cz
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Yannis Kliafas
Athens Technology Center (ATC)
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Martin Solík
University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (UCM)
Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska
Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska
University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS)
Project Executive Board
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Adriana Dergam
Charles University (CU)
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Luboš Král
Czech Technical University (CTU)
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Petr Gongala
Demagog.cz
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Ľuboš Greguš
University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (UCM)
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Nikos Papapolizos
Athens Technology Center (ATC)
Ivan-Srba
Ivan Srba
Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (KInIT)
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Jocelyne Zablit
Agence France-Presse (AFP)
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