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Fondation EURACTIV interviewed Gagik Yeghiazarian, CEO and co-founder of the PUBLIQ Foundation, about blockchain’s potential to address the media sector’s business challenges. As a former publisher and editor himself (Forbes Armenia, Forbes Georgia, Cosmopolitan Armenia), Gagik Yeghiazarian believes that a “working blockchain distributed independent media ecosystem where content developers, publishers and advertisers join to create,… » read more

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  The new President of Brazil has been elected for several reasons, notably corruption scandals prosecuted by the Courts, and also more ‘fake news’ than usual. The usual conduits in this country are not only Google and Facebook, but their respective subsidiaries: YouTube, and chiefly the person-to-person WhatsApp, more difficult to monitor and regulate than… » read more

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Y a-t-il une stratégie européenne des médias ? Celle-ci est-elle essentielle pour la santé de l’UE et de la démocratie ? C’est par un consensus clair entre les participants que s’est ouverte la conversation conviée par l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie et la Fondation EURACTIV, le lundi 15 octobre 2018. Le contexte est clair :… » read more

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Any to-do list can be structured depending on whether tasks are urgent and/or important. While the “important not urgent” model should warrant lots of attention, it’s a common mistake that the “urgent, not important” pushes back more serious matters. We need to make sure that the EU’s media strategy is seen as an “urgent and… » read more

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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 (TSE), 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… » 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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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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CODES – Comprehending and Debating Euroscepticism – is a project combining research and public awareness building, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union. The partner organisations are: Comenius University Bratislava (SK); EuroPolicy (SK); PROVIDUS (LV); Social Development Institute (HU); German Council on Foreign Relations (DE); The World of NGOs (AT); Capital… » 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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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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