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Suite à son intervention à Brasilia le 21 juin 2018, lors de la conférence ‘‘UE-Brésil: Fake news – Expériences et défis”, en présence du Président du Tribunal supérieur électoral, Luiz Fux, et de l’Ambassadeur de l’UE au Brésil, Christophe Leclercq a répondu en français aux questions de Gabriel Luiz, journaliste de la TV brésilienne Globo… » read more

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On June 21st, in Brasilia, the EU-Brazil international seminar ‘’Fake news: Experiences and challenges”gathered Brazilian Superior Electoral Court judges, the EU Ambassador João Gomes Cravinho, key experts from Brazil and Europe, and representatives of social media platforms. Christophe Leclercq gave a keynote speech during this high-level conference, and 11 articles in Brazil and in Europe… » 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 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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  [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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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 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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Fondation EURACTIV is supporting multilingualism and innovation in language technology. Leveraging machine translation and expert skills, attorneys could gather more evidence and address more efficiently multilingual litigation and international cases.   Discovery, in legal terms, is the pre-trial phase of a case during which attorneys gather evidence, sometimes from one another, using various means. E-discovery,… » 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: 7 academics, 9 representatives of the written press & journalist unions, 7 from broadcast news, 11 from civil society and fact-checking, and… » read more

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Professor Mario Telo taught for 31 years at ULB (Institut d’Études Européennes and Political Science Department). He explained that international affairs moved on from Realpolitik to differentiated theories around globalization and regional integration, with different schools of thoughts. His full speech is published below, preceded by a few quotes from laudatio participants. Paul Magnette, ULB… » 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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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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