Centrum Monitorowania Dyskursu Publicznego was established with the aim of providing objective valuable information from various sources.
CMDP is an independent project carried out by Anna Piechocka, Andrzej Meler and Radosław Sojak, PhD, three sociologists connected with the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. They contribute to the regularly updated database, which contains information on the activities of mainstream media broadcasters (radio, TV) and politicians (e.g. their level of presence in these media). The database is openly available to the public.
The main goal of this project is to provide cumulative information on public discourse compiled not on the basis of an ideological bias but in accordance to an ex-ante defined methodology described in detail on the website. The project participants, through their Facebook page, regularly disseminate the results of their analyses, supplementing them with links to and summaries of other studies on public discourse.
The database has already been used by journalists pertaining to different ideological camps, which proves that the project is perceived as a non-partisan initiative. Hence it can contribute to a more balanced presentation of arguments by polarised actors and stakeholders on the political scene in Poland. http://www.cmdp.pl/