Commission mulls ‘innovative financial solutions’ to back EU media sector

By |maj 5th, 2020|EU media, Europe, Mariya Gabriel, media, media sector, media sustainability, News, Thierry Breton|

The European Commission is mulling over plans to introduce 'new and innovative financial solutions' to support the sustainability of the EU's media sector amid the current health crisis.

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Press Freedom and Europe: Wolves, vultures, trolls… plus knights and journalists

By |maj 4th, 2020|Christophe Leclercq, EU, media, News|

The media and the EU face similar dangers. Christophe Leclercq, who established Fondation EURACTIV and the EURACTIV media network,  creatively illustrates how characters could cooperate to avoid the worst.

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Health, trust and journalism: a Coronavirus Plan for the Media

By |marec 25th, 2020|#Media4EU, coronavirus, COVID19, media, News|

In this Open Letter to the President of the EU Commission, media stakeholders and experts, in a personal capacity, along with MEPs and former MEPs ask for the Commission to support trust in public action, and to help sustain the media in this testing t...

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Media freedom and pluralism ‘key’ to Democracy Action Plan

By |marec 3rd, 2020|EU, Europe, media, media freedom, media pluralism, News, Věra Jourová|

The EU has launched a €5.1m package designed to promote media freedom and pluralism in Europe, the Commission announced on Monday. The announcement comes ahead of the presentation of the Commission's Democracy Action Plan, which will attempt to safeguard elections from malicious interference online.

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OSCE warns Ukraine over disinformation bill

By |februar 6th, 2020|Harlem Desir, media, News, OSCE, press freedom, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

A new bill aimed at curbing the spread of disinformation in Ukraine could pose a risk to freedom of expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe warned on Wednesday (5 February).

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Alarm over BBC future as UK proposes fee changes

By |februar 5th, 2020|BBC, EU, media, media freedom, media sustainability, News, Nicky Morgan, UK|

The British government on Wednesday (5 February) announced plans to stop prosecuting people who do not pay the BBC's compulsory subscription fee, sparking concerns about the broadcaster's future funding.

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Platform regulation ‘needed’ as part of Democracy Action Plan, Jourová says

By |januar 30th, 2020|Democracy Action Plan, EU, media, media freedom, News, Věra Jourová|

Regulation on the activities of online platforms is needed to foster a digital ecosystem that can "defend and promote democracy" the EU's Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová said on Thursday (30 January).

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Facebook ‘on the side of free expression’ as EU steps up disinformation fight

By |januar 22nd, 2020|Code of practice against disinformation, disinformation, EU, Facebook, fake news, media, News, Nick Clegg, Věra Jourová|

Social media giant Facebook has warned against curtailing freedom of expression as the EU considers measures to clamp down on disinformation campaigns across online platforms.

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EPP think-tank says US should mediate in Mediterranean maritime spats

By |januar 9th, 2020|'Ibiza-Gate', Angela Merkel, Boyko Borisov, cabinet reshuffle, Donald Trump, EU Commission, general elections, Heinz Christian Strache, judicial reform, media, News, populism, Sebastian Kurz, The Capitals|

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out the latest regarding Turkstream, NATO troops in Iraq, Italy's crumbling pledge to solve the Libyan crisis by gathering the relevant actors around a table, and so much more.

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The rising clout of digital media and the UK election

By |december 4th, 2019|Brexit, EU, media, media policy, News|

Campaigning for the decisive UK election on December 12 is going full tilt. As polarisation over Brexit overshadows Britain’s notoriously hard-to-call ballot, Jess Smee explains the impact of the media and, in particular, of digital channels.

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