Position in law and ICT /media law (AADJ-CDJ)

In the framework of a EU co-funded research programme part of the Media Councils in the Digital Age project, AADJ/CDJ is looking for a first stage researcher in juridical science / IT media law (6 months full time).

Location : Brussels – Belgium

Type of contract : Temporary (6 months)

Job status : Full time

Hours per week : 38

  • Job description

Under the coordination of the Secretary General of AADJ/CDJ, the research focuses on a comparative approach of regulation and self-regulation applicable in Europe to information and journalism, as well as on their possible coordination mechanisms. The research is based on both an in-depth qualitative analysis of selected cases and an online survey.

The appointment will be for six months beginning in April 2022.

AADJ/CDJ offers a challenging research experience in the European environment, a competitive salary in line with the job and the required experience, a group insurance, meal vouchers and a contribution to transport costs.

Work location : in the European neighbourhood / Brussels

Deadline for application : 23 March 2022

  • Your profile

The ideal candidate will have, at the time of appointment, completed a Master’s degree in Juridical Science, with a focus on Media Law.

Specific knowledge – or an experience –  in media regulation and journalistic self-regulation is desired.

All work-related interactions are in French and in English / excellent English writing skills are essential.

The ideal candidate is also autonomous, organised, rigourous, reliable with a good analytical mind.

AADJ/CDJ encourages and respects equal opportunities and diversity of profiles in its recruitment.

  • What about us ?

The Council for Journalistic Ethics (CDJ) is the self-regulatory body of the Belgian French and German- speaking news media. The Association for the Self-Regulation of Journalistic Ethics (AADJ) is the umbrella organisation of CDJ.

AADJ/CDJ is a partner* of the European project « Media Councils in the Digital Age » co-funded by Europe, which aims to support the European models of media self-regulation through a network of press councils – the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE).

* with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the Austrian Press Council, the Flemish Council for journalism, the Council for Mass Media in Finland, the German Press Council, the Editor’s forum Hungary, Brussels University, Blanquerna University.

  • Interested?

We look forward to receiving your application including the following documents: CV, cover letter, academic transcripts, a writing sample (Master thesis). Application should be sent directly by email at with the subject : application – MCDA EU research application

Application deadline is on March 23rd 2022.

For further information about the AADJ/CDJ, please visit, about MCDA project : Questions regarding the position should be directed to (no applications, subject: MCDA research Position).

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