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14 Sep
2021

On Stanley reaching 400 posts on Blogactiv (Christophe Leclercq read only ca 150) / Posted on 20 January 2010 

On Stanley reaching 400 posts on Blogactiv Posted on 20 January 2010  While Stanley Crossick describes himself as a European of British origins, it is difficult to think of a better metaphor than an English cricketing one to celebrate his fourth century of blog posts in under three years! He educates us on China, entertains us with insights..

14 Sep
2021

English invasion of French: Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense! / BlogActiv series, May 2010

English invasion of French: Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense! Posted on 1 May 2010 The invasion of the langue de Molière by English words is intolerable… Or should we laissez-faire? Actually, France had a lien on phrases lent to the alleged lingua franca. Many words in English are née françois: they have French roots, plenty of bons mots kept their spelling and hence the italics. So, let me play the agent provocateur for a..

14 Sep
2021

Pan-European EEC idea endorsed by Russia’s Putin! / BlogActiv series October 2010

Pan-European EEC idea endorsed by Russia’s Putin!   Posted on 27 November 2010  Vladimir Putin launched a ‘Plädoyer für eine Witschaftsgemeinschaft”, in Germany on 25 November. This sounds similar to my June post here and to the article I published on 11 Novembre in Le Monde and medias from six other countries: “Turkey, Ukraine, Russia: toward a new EEC?” Here are quick..

08 Sep
2021

Questions Mediapart à Ch. Leclercq, sur Presseurop et financement des médias

Questions Mediapart à Ch. Leclercq, sur Presseurop et financement des médias Posted on 24 December 2013  Médiapart, le média d’investigation français, a publié cet article (accès payant, je ne peux le reproduire, en raison du (c) ): Médias européens: le maquis des financements publics … – Mediapart . Son journaliste Ludovic Lamant m’a adressé des questions complémentaires, également publiées, dont les réponses..

08 Sep
2021

Berlin Keynote : German Spitzenkandidaten answer my ‘6 key issues’

Berlin Keynote : German Spitzenkandidaten answer my ‘6 key issues’ Posted on 20 March 2014 On Monday March 17, I addressed a Berlin debate between top candidates, heading party lists into the European elections: Alexander Graf Lambsdorff MdEP (FDP / ALDE), David McAllister MdL (CDU / EPP), Birgit Sippel MdEP (SPD / Socialists) and Gabi Zimmer MdEP (Die Linke / Left alternative). And last but not least,..

07 Sep
2021

#Media4EU 1/4 | Could Springer/Politico succeed where most ‘European media’ failed? 10 strategic challenges

#Media4EU 1/4 | Could Springer/Politico succeed where most ‘European media’ failed? 10 strategic challenges Posted on 12 September 2014  (This post was not updated after autumn 2014, except points a) and b) here in italic: most challenges remain valid.) a) point added mid 2015: Point 7 on the brand could be updated: Politico took over European..

31 Aug
2021

#Media4EU: who on High Level Group on healthy EU Media sector?

#Media4EU: who on High Level Group on healthy EU Media sector? Last month, Fondation EurActiv released its ‘Yellow Overview’ with 6 recommendations for independent and sustainable media in Europe at an event gathering 120+ policy-makers, stakeholders and media representatives in the European Parliament. (You can read more on this here, and in my previous #Media4EU blog posts.) Call for a High Level..

31 Aug
2021

Brexit 2018: Yes, Minister: half-empty exit, half-full back-in, or England alone?

Brexit 2018: Yes, Minister: half-empty exit, half-full back-in, or England alone? A short story about unintended consequences in European politics. Set two years from now, after a close ‘no’ to  the EU All fictional. Well, not quite… (Do spot how 12 key politicians may change jobs…  David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Miliband, Jeremy Corbyn,..

31 Aug
2021

The Leclercq hints on effective conference reporting

Ever scared by conference proceedings? Looking for novel nuggets, not the process details? Conveying conclusions and satisfying readers need not take much time. Focus: This short ‘check list’ is meant to increase the impact of conference reporting. Notably for advanced students at ULB’s Institut d’études européennes, including the MEUS (Executive Certificate in European Studies) course..

31 Aug
2021

#TackleFakeNews : Co-regulation? Leveraging media fact-checking into platform algorithms

#TackleFakeNews : Co-regulation? Leveraging media fact-checking into platform algorithms  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..

07 Jul
2021

Europe’s media sector: time for a constructive optimism?

Europe’s media sector: time for a constructive optimism? Covid is finally loosening its grip on Europe. Things are fortunately slowly going back to normal, not for the media sector though. The shift to digital during the pandemic strengthened dominant US players even more. And there is no rowing back, this trend is meant to stay. So..

05 Jul
2021

Christophe Leclercq moderates session at the Portuguese Presidency High Level Conference ‘’Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism’’

Portuguese Presidency High Level Conference ‘’Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism’’  On May 12, Christophe Leclercq moderated a session on ‘’AI and the future of journalism’’ during the High Level Conference organised by the Portuguese Presidency. Among the panelists, Commissioner for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová addressed the current issues in the media sector,..