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Institute for Media Studies
Chair for International Media Systems
Responsible person: Mira Keßler
Universitätsstraße 150
Building GB 5/145
44780 Bochum


Responsible for the editorial content: Mira Keßler, Sarah Rüller, Konstantin Aal, Andrea Hartmann

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