University of Vienna,
Vienna 10.05. – 22.05. 2017

The Train-the-Faculty Workshop Media Emancipation in Vienna aimed to discuss the question of how to handle new institutional media players that in difference to media institutions like newspapers, tv and radio directly represent civil society. Our central partner for this workshop was OKTO TV (, a non-commercial community TV station, supported by the City of Vienna, where Prof. Thomas A. Bauer is founding member and head of the publisher board. During the workshop time MEDLIT partners were connected with OKTO communities, and produced content together with them and about them, amongst others discussing questions of new responsibilities that arise from such different production structures.

Beside this experience our goal for these two weeks was to produce content for the MOOC to reflect this new phenomenon and introduce the participants to some other Austrian communication and media structures.

The workshop period was also used for Project Management Meetings and a Change Board Meeting, where the Smarter Steering & Monitoring Structures were installed and the will to propose a project extension to the EU was confirmed by all partners.


External Expert Thomas Lindermayer, Antina Zlatkova
External Expert Anton Pelinka
Wiener Zeitung Wolfgang Renner
UniVie 6 Participants  Thomas A. Bauer, Fritz Hausjell, Michael-Bernhard Zita, Kim Karen Gößling, Regina Außerwöger, Fiona Slapota
ZU 1 Participant Susan Alpen
OUNL 1 Participant Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema
CU 5 Participants Metha Sereethanawong, Wilairuck Suntikul, Puckpilai Khuptawathin, Sarayut Kulrach, Jatuporn Suwansukhum
SWU 5 Participants Thanakorn Thongprayoon, Krich Rajprasit, Wachirapong Yaemtui, Supaporn Kulsitthiboon, Patricia Visser
UMK 5 Participants Ibrahim Che Omar, Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad, Suria Baba, Mokhtarrudin Ahmad, Zailani Abdullah
UPM 5 Participants Ezhar Tamam, Sabariah Mohamed Salleh, Mohd Nizam Osman, Wan Anita Wan Abas, Rosya Izyanie Shamshudeen
AJC 5 Participants Nguyen Thi Truong Giang, Vu Thanh Van, Nguyen Thi Van Trang, Dinh Ngoc Son, Le Ngoc Tung
USSH 7 Participants Doan Huu Hoang Khuyen, Huynh Van Thong, Hoang Xuan Phuong, Phan Van Tu, Huynh Minh Tuan, Cu Thi Thanh Huyen, Vo Van Sen


The workshop’s overall goals were:

  • Theoretical discussions on emancipation and freedom in the field of media and its importance for social change,
  • Hands-on workshop at the emancipatory TV broadcaster OKTO,
  • Collaboration with communities at OKTO TV,
  • Discussions on how to handle new media players,
  • Overview of parts of the European media landscape,
  • Creation of content for the MOOCs,
  • Installation of the Smarter Steering & Monitoring Structures,
  • Decision on whether or not to apply for project extension,
  • Basic Training of Project Management (Thinking).

General Outcome

During and after the workshop the following general outcomes could be secured:

  • Shared understanding of the importance of media emancipation,
  • Ideas on handling of new media institutions and players,
  • Capability of using different equipment for video production,
  • Better knowledge and understanding of European concepts of public broadcasters,
  • Agreement on submission of Project Extension Proposal for a period of five additional months.

Important Results

The TtF workshop led to the following results:

  • Installation of the Smarter Steering & Monitoring Structures by allocation of three new roles,
  • National presentations of MOOC Modules,
  • Plan and timeline for the Media Literacy Network,
  • Production of five videos together with OKTO, which aired on OKTO TV in May and June.

Detailed Documentation

For detailed documentation of the E-Learning Training for Technicians and Lecturers please go to:

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