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On April 26, the European Commission presented its plan to address disinformation. So far (48 hours after publication), there has not been much press reporting, the following links are however not exhaustive. The EU Communication encompasses a code of practice developed by online platforms, to be published by July 2018. It also encourages media literacy… » read more

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In these troubled times for media and for Europe, how can we support media independence, pluralism and language diversity through innovation and skills? How can we strengthen media’s understanding and coverage of EU policy developments at national and local level? To address these challenges, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Boucher as… » read more

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[Photo: flickr.com/veni CC-BY Veni Markovski. High Level Expert Group on fake news: subgroup Press with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel] (Keywords: #TackleFakeNews #FakeNews #HLEG #GAFA #Media4EU. Five free visuals and 10 quotes for re-use below) Since January 2018, I joined the High-Level Expert Group on “Fake News” set up by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. 39 stakeholders advised on… » read more

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Regarding “fake news” and disinformation, the EU Commission convened a High-Level Group and opened a public consultation. To feed into this process, we are highlighting existing initiatives that could be furthered. The blogpost “Here’s a list of initiatives that hope to fix trust in journalism and tackle “fake news” (written by the journalist Fergus Bell,… » read more

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The HLG on “fake news” will advise the EU Commission on misinformation spreading across traditional and social media, and how to cope with its social and political consequences. All foreseen categories are present: 8 academics, 11 representatives of the written press & journalist unions, 7 from broadcast news, 7 from civil society and fact-checking, and… » read more

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The new Commissioner for Digital and Media, Mariya Gabriel, is taking initiatives regarding fake news, with a fast process leading to recommendations before 2018 Summer. And hopefully, impact before the 2019 EU elections. In the same spirit, I share the five-point hypothesis below, and welcome feedback, chiefly offline. I do spare readers of this brief… » read more

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[Photo: Anna Kleinigkeit]   On Monday October 16, European Youth Press, a network of young media makers, and the European Parliament organised the European Youth Media Days, focused on “Modernising media: literacy, challenges & opportunities”. Christophe Leclercq intervened during a panel on this issue and debated with the audience, composed of young journalists and media… » read more

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Key MEPs Elmar Brok and Mercedes Bresso, top practitioners and academics led a discussion on the future of media cooperation and innovation this September 26th within the EURACTIV Brussels Network Office Extensive interviews and meetings with publishers, editors, and MEPs from across Europe made clear: there is strong demand for media cooperation and exchanges under… » read more

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Gerard Meijssen (GerardM)/ Wikipedia   Jochen Hummel is Chairman of LT-Innovate, the European Association of the Language Technology Industry, he is also the CEO of ESTeam and Coreon. Speaking with Christophe Leclercq, EurActiv’s Founder, as part of the #Media4EU series, he advocated for a more multilingual Europe and he explained why Language Technologies should be… » read more

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Fondation EurActiv, together with the Institut d’Études Européennes (ULB) and a steering committee, launched the ‘Media4EU Tour d’Europe’ project in October 2016. More than 30 editors, publishers and media experts were interviewed and a number of associations was consulted. The project came up with practical solutions.   THE MEDIA, A SECTOR IN CRISIS: Advertisement on… » read more

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The #Media4EU research has come up with two pilot programmes for professionals in the media sector:   Erasmus4media for young & Media4Europe for senior professionals: Erasmus4media could be launched soon, under clear media guidance TARGET: For young professionals from both the editorial, social media and commercial sides, with solid experience in their media organisation and… » read more

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  Miguel Castro is an experienced media programme leader, who has worked first with Open Society and now for seven years with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In a #Media4EU interview with EurActiv’s founder Christophe Leclercq, he discussed ways to sustain the media’s role. To him, different types of projects are relevant, ranging from… » read more

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Photo – El Confidencial El Confidencial is a successful Pure Player, profitable and growing despite not charging for content. Its investigative model implies strict independence, but it is open to advertising and even to sponsored content, as well as to innovation projects based on R&D and EU Funding. As part of the #Media4EU series, Christophe… » read more

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