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  [Shutterstock] CRACOW, POLAND – JULY 23, 2017: People protest against violation the constitutional law in Poland. Defense of the triad of division of power and independence of the highest court in Poland.   On November 15th, on the radio show CQFD broadcasted on La Première, I debated with Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (@bruxelles2) on this topical… » read more

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In the digital age, with the rise of social media platforms, information has become prolific. News and reports are accessible in one click. The challenge for media and communication will be the attention of users. Fake news and disinformation are impacting political campaigns, social media and communication, as well as people’s daily lives and the… » 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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The first panel of the conference “Rising stars for media cooperation” focused on the Media Landscape in Europe and started by introductory remarks from Prof. Ramona Coman and by Maroun Labaki’s statement: “There is one point where we will need to do something for the media”. It was followed by an overview by Giuseppe Abbamonte,… » read more

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The second panel of the conference “Rising stars for media cooperation” was kick-started by Christophe Leclercq with a strong presentation on the concept and initiative #Stars4Media (#Erasmus4Media). MEP Mercedes Bresso reminded her strong support to the project. “Les échanges des médias entre différents pays sont à privilégier”. The panel was followed by an interactive debate… » read more

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The New Digital Commissioner will be Mariya Gabriel, so far a Bulgarian MEP, subject to Parliament approval. In her letter of mission signed by President Juncker, we can identify some media aspects. First, she is expected to cooperate with Vice-President Timmermans, regarding challenges set to democracies by online platforms. In other words: it’s about countering… » read more

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The pilot project “Exchanging rising stars for media innovation” (provisional names: Stars4Media or Erasmus4Media) is an exchange programme for young media professionals, aiming at building cross-border skills for the participants, boosting innovation initiatives, developing sustainable business models, and fostering efficient cooperation between media organisations (see the list of moral supports). This project was voted by… » read more

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This is the current list as of April 3rd of 60 moral supporters to the pilot project proposal. In addition to 30 media interviewed in 6 countries under the prior #Media4EU research and editorial project. [The pilot project name is under consideration. ‘Erasmus4Media’ explains it well (and the root has been used eg for ‘Erasmus… » read more

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On Saturday October 21st, the first episode of the fact-checking programme “Fact or Fake” presented by EURACTIV’s journalist Frédéric Simon, was broadcasted on France 24. It is about fighting misinformation. This programme is part of the show “TALKING EUROPE”, and was developed in partnership with EURACTIV. Focusing on police violence in Catalonia and the misleading… » read more

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Are you interested in helping the media sector? The administration of EU funding for Stars4Media projects may take about one year. In the meantime, waves of “rising stars” may be supported by the private sector (foundations and corporations). “Thematic waves” bridging like-minded media could attract specific funding. There are several ideas regarding fake news, climate… » read more

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Flicker/ CSIS Paul Nemitz Principal Advisor, European Commission: Democracy in Europe after the Second World War has been greatly inspired by the transitions from dictatorship to freedom, which the people of Greece, Spain and Portugal and the people of countries of Central and Eastern Europe achieved. When recalling the energy the student movement of 1968… » read more

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Max von Abendroth, Executive Director of the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA). Ladies and Gentlemen, may I please ask for your attention. Dear First-Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Dear Ms. Dunja Mijatovich, Dear Members of the European Parliament, Dear distinguished guests! As a Board Member of the Fondation EURACTIV #Media4EU, it is my great pleasure to welcome… » read more

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Terrorism wont divide us. Brexit will. Britons your country needs EU. Sharon Leclercq-Spooner   While EURACTIV covered the Rome and London marches, let me add a personal touch. My British wife and I were…separated: I was at the first event, also to attend a number of NGO events and to talk about Eramus4media She of… » read more

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The Commission’s ‘White Paper on the Future of Europe’, prepared since September at least, is quite disappointing. Perhaps intentionally? And it’s only the beginning of a process, let’s look at the debate method and some practical initiatives. Granted, opening a debate on 5 clearly different scenarios is good. This is a cross-road sketch rather than… » read more

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In the frame of a series of interviews conducted for his book “Rebranding Europe”, Stavros Papagianneas interviewed Christophe Leclercq, Founder of EurActiv in October 2016. The book was published by Academic & Scientific Publishers and can be obtained on the ASP website. It will also be available in book stores from March 15, and on… » read more

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Photo [Flickr/Spinelli Group]   The following article was selected among the best from Christophe Leclercq’s seminar “EU Reporting on Expert Debates”, which he teaches at ULB together with Director of theInstitute for European Studies Ramona Coman. The course is part of the The Executive Master in European Union Studies (MEUS).   Last 28th October, the… » read more

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  The following article was selected among the best from Christophe Leclercq’s seminar “EU Reporting on Expert Debates”, which he teaches at ULB together with Director of the Institute for European Studies Ramona Coman. The course is part of the The Executive Master in European Union Studies (MEUS).   On October 19, 2016, on the… » read more

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Photo [Frederico07/Wikipedia]   Domenico Lenarduzzi is former Director General of DG EAC at the European Commission and initiator of the Erasmus programme. When asked to comment on the Erasmus4media initiative, he released the following statement:   The initial ERASMUS programme was set-up 30 years ago, as I was in charge. It has been diversifying in… » read more

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