Building on decades of research on the private and public orders of communication, the Hamburg-based Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut hosts the Private Ordering Observatory (PrObs) as an academic hub focused on research on rules of power and the power of rules online.

We are PrObs

The Private Ordering Observatory provides Rapid Responses and cutting-edge analysis, and organizes events.

PrObs is led by Prof. Dr. Matthias Kettemann and managed by Dr. David Morar, with research assistance from Martin Fertmann.

Find out more about PrObs, read the full launch press release, and our 2021 Report.