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100 professionals involved, 5 Prizes awarded: ‘Stars4Media’ a success despite Covid
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15 Oct
2020

100 professionals involved, 5 Prizes awarded: ‘Stars4Media’ a success despite Covid

PRESS RELEASE – Thursday October 15th, 2020  During the Media4Europe conference, held yesterday at Europe’s Media Lab (Fondation EURACTIV) in Brussels, the Stars4Media results were unveiled. The project, run by a consortium of media professionals and experts, supports innovation in the media sector, through training and cross-border cooperation. For this first Stars4Media edition, in Spring,..

01 Oct
2020

October Newsletter | EU media innovation: Europe’s MediaLab

A new name behind EU media innovation: Europe’s MediaLab   Set-up in 2003 as a THINK-and-DO tank, Fondation EURACTIV developed media innovation projects and a more proactive EU media policy to support a healthy media sector. Given current health and economic crises, this non-profit organisation advocates for media independence and media pluralism in Europe, helping..

27 Aug
2020

August Newsletter | Democracy is at stake: time to regulate social media platforms

Democracy is at stake: time to regulate social media platforms The well-deserved summer break is over. Policy makers, stakeholders and lobbyists are back in action. Prolonged Covid 19 uncertainty, economic crisis and political instability have further accelerated the decline of the news and media sector. Many of the small and medium sized companies are likely..

31 Jul
2020

July Newsletter | Democracy beyond Summit talk and legalese

Democracy: beyond Summit talk and legalese Early during the lockdown, this think-do tank and other stakeholders warned about the worsened media crisis, and asked for short term help to the sector, not only policy guidelines. Meanwhile,  debates were constructive, but – apart from horizontal measures – there is media-specific short term aid only in few European..

01 Jul
2020

June Newsletter | Recovery of the media: looking for coordination and coalition

Recovery of the media: looking for coordination and coalition Under the recent EC joint communication Tackling COVID-19 disinformation – Getting the facts right of June 10th, free and independent media are now recognised as an essential service. However, no progress has been made on a comprehensive Media Action Plan. Foreseen for the fourth quarter, not much time..

20 May
2020

May Newsletter | Info ecosystem rebalancing: acceleration possible

Commissaire Breton, après le tourisme: média et démocratie? Congratulations, recovery of Southern Europe and of holidays is on the map! Helping travel and hospitality through these financial guidelines, tourism is a high priority for the upcoming recovery plan. Why this mention by a media think tank? Because news media needs equal attention, equally urgently. When tourists go home..

17 Apr
2020

Media companies need skills & innovation: discover the first Stars4Media selected participants

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, April 16th, 2020  Media companies need skills & innovation: discover the first Stars4Media selected participants More than ever before media companies need new skills and innovation. The Stars4Media programme is offering financial and constructive support to inspire change in the media sector. The first selection awarded six innovative proposals to be..

26 Mar
2020

March Newsletter | Health matters: a coronavirus plan for the media

Health matters: a Coronavirus Plan for the Media First, best wishes to all readers, for their personal and economic health! Indeed, economic too. Crises are times to reconsider priorities and innovate faster. The Coronavirus emergency is a wake-up call for our democracies and the media sector. Indeed, disinformation is spreading – making the pandemic also..

04 Mar
2020

February Newsletter | What is in the EU digital strategy for the media ecosystem?

What is in the EU digital strategy for the media ecosystem? The EU’s digital strategy was presented on February 19, just days after Facebook’s founder visited Brussels. He proved to be open to platform regulation and suggested a regulatory category between telecommunications infrastructure and media. A proposal to be deepened, as stakeholders and us suggested in our Open Letter “Trusted Media and..