SECONOMICS in the 5th ECPR Graduate Student Conference 2014

The 5th ECPR Graduate Student Conference 2014 has accepted Daniela Gawrecká's paper: "Who Watches the Watchmen? Risk Perception and Security vs. the Privacy Dilemma in the Czech Press" about SECONOMICS.

The conference will take place in the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, on3 - 5 July 2014.

This paper analyses the perception of security related issues such as computer virus Stuxnet, 3D body scanners and CCTV cameras, and aspects of public surveillance e.g. the dilemma between security, privacy and personal dignity in Czech media. It focuses on the following questions (1) What are the perceived trade-offs between security and privacy? (2) How much attention is paid to security and risk in the Czech media content? (3) Who are the proponents and opponents of security vs. freedom? (4) How are the security related issues communicated with the citizens via media? The paper concentrates on analysis of discourses and justifications of security and risk in domestic media in comparative perspective. It is based on qualitative content analysis of Czech most influential broadsheets done by Atlas.ti programme. The study is part of 7FP project SECONOMICS, mapping the socio-economic aspects of security and risk.