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January Newsletter | Promoting quality news to support media and democracy
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Category: Training & Skills
24 Nov
2020

November Newsletter | Time for NEWS bundle to help media transformation

Time for NEWS bundle to help media transformation Support for News media is more important than ever. The EU has many small projects helping news media recover and transform. Media-specific EU-funded projects include existing ones (notably pilots suggested by the Parliament, and also a recent wave regarding digital journalism, fact-checking, media literacy), and also new..

27 Oct
2020

October Newsletter | Towards media recovery through innovation and regulating platforms

Towards media recovery through innovation and regulating platforms There are encouraging signs toward rebalancing the media ecosystem, and also renewing it, if actors move from legislation to actions, including resources to innovate. The US opens greater competition enquiries, which shows that tackling platforms is not anti-American. Also, regarding fair taxation of platforms, it is now..

15 Oct
2020

PRESS RELEASE | 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..