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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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Europe’s media sector does not need cash per se, it needs to adapt, to ever-changing technologies, a moving political environment, and new reader habits. In this context, a smart alliance of private and public funders is needed to act nimbly. It is with this in mind that the European Journalism Centre and Fondation EURACTIV brought… » 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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[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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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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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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