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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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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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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 (read her intervention) 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… » 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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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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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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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 [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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The #Media4EU research has triggered a pilot project for professionals in the media sector:   #Erasmus4media or #ErasMedia for young “rising stars”. 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 a promising future… » read more

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Photo [Flickr/ Johnnie Maneiro]   Giampiero Gramaglia is a former Editor-in-Chief of the ANSA agency, of Agence Europe and of EurActiv Italy. He currently teaches journalism and leads the Istituto di Affari Internazionali. He talked with EurActiv’s founder Christophe Leclercq, as part of the Media4EU series, about trends in the Italian press and skills required… » 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.

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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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Photo [Casa África/ Flickr]   Lola Huete Machado is director of Planeta Futuro, a specialised website of El Paìs. The leading Spanish-speaking media publishes from eight countries in four languages, and tries to diversify its revenue model. This interview was conducted by Christophe Leclercq, founder of EurActiv, for the #Media4EU editorial series.   In the… » read more

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