recent activities

June 2024

PCMS participated at the 2024 European Press Prize Award Ceremony in Prague, celebrating quality journalism.

April - May 2024

PCMS provided expertise to the qualitative research Czech Teachers and Media Education led by Palacký University in Olomouc.

March 2024

PCMS, EFN and the Arctic University of Norway lead an online expert panel, analyzing tech impact on human rights from diverse multidisciplinary perspectives.

February 2024

PCMS participated in Norway's TechWatch project, featuring seminars and exchanges with local experts and students.

January 2024

The recent OSF Foundation session saw Czech librarians and PCMS explore the link between digital exclusion and human rights.

December 2023

The concluding project symposium focused on understanding the media's reflection and its impact on human rights.

November 2023

PCMS presented at INSPO Conference, the primary ICT event for individuals with special needs, engaging nearly 300 participants.

October 2023

PCMS joined discussions on media topics at the 27th Forum 2000 Conference in Prague titled “For a Democratic World Order”.

September 2023

PCMS participated in a conference addressing accessibility and people with hearing impairments organised by ASNEP and DeafFriendly.

July 2023

PCMS worked with the Democracy Protection Network initiative to assess the key trends, risks and opportunities for democracy in 2022.

June 2023

PCMS took part in the international "Media and Ukraine" conference, organized by Czech Public Radio (Český rozhlas) as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations.

April 2023

PCMS joined a course organised by the Czech Ministry of Defense to equip journalists with the skills needed to work safely in combat or other extreme situations.

December 2022

PCMS shared its views on media and technology at the "EU Screen 2022 Translating Media Pasts" conference.

November 2022

Armenian NGO Democracy Today invited PCMS to participate in the 10th international "Women's Shared Security in Our Modern World" conference in Yerevan.

October 2022

PCMS and its consortium partners presented the results of their survey on digitalisation and people with special needs at the Czech-Norwegian conference "Media and Human Rights in the Digital Age".

May 2022

PCMS Projects’ Director met with the UN Human Rights Council President Federico Villegas in Prague.

March 2022

PCMS and its consortium partners conducted qualitative research with people with special needs to assess the impact of technology on their lives.

news and publications

  • PCMS contributed to the expert statement of the Network for the Protection of Democracy (June 6, 2024). 
  • Publication of the TechWatch Final Comprehensive Report (April 30, 2024).
  • PCMS engaged in the TechWatch project in Norway, focusing on seminars and knowledge exchange with Norwegian experts and students (February 12-15, 2024).
  • The PCMS Guidebook for Journalists has been thoroughly vetted by experts in journalism and special needs, and human rights (January 22, 2024).
  • Videos from the concluding symposium with subtitles in Czech and English, and Czech Sign Language (January 15, 2024).
  • The concise and practical Guidebook for Journalists, funded by Norway Funds, is now available in English (January 1, 2024).
  • The concluding symposium of the project, supported by Norway Funds, centered on tackling significant digital challenges (December 1, 2023).
  • Launched a live 10-video online course with CZ and ENG subtitles addressing cybersecurity, privacy, accessibility, and algorithmization among other key issues (November 29, 2023).
  • Presented ‘Promoting Human Rights in the Digital Era’ at INSPO Conference (November 25, 2023).
  • PCMS and consortium partners invite you to the final project symposium on Dec 1, 2023. See the press release for details (November 15, 2023).
  • PCMS coordinated guidelines for journalists to enhance their grasp of the impact of technology and digitalization, and to decrease discrimination and human rights abuses (October 18, 2023).
  • Following the 2023 undergraduate course on human rights in the digital age, a set of study texts, including PCMS contributions, was published (July 7, 2023).
  • PCMS produced two instalments of a 2-part video course targeted at media professionals to increase understanding of the impact of digitalisation and new technologies on human rights (June 16, 2023).
  • PCMS released its Annual Report for 2022,  available in both English and Czech (May 15, 2023).
  • As part of its contribution to the “Promoting Human Rights in the Digital Era” project, PCMS gave its third lecture in a series of 13 for undergraduate students of journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University, Prague. The lecture focused on the impact of digitalisation and new technologies on human rights (April 26, 2023).
  • Training for humanitarian and media workers in crisis contexts (April 17, 2023)
  • The second PCMS lecture to journalism students at Charles University covered the impact of modern technologies on people with special needs (March 29, 2023).
  • Our opening PCMS lecture at Charles University took place with accessibility specialist  Mariana Chytilova as guest speaker (March 22, 2023).
  • Public presentation of research results from the “Promoting Human Rights in the Digital Era” project (October 14, 2022).