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Media recovery beyond regulation: a NEWS bundle across Creative Europe and Horizon, like MEDIA

Media recovery beyond regulation: a NEWS bundle across Creative Europe and Horizon, like MEDIA The current EU budget negotiations risk squeezing programmes like Creative Europe, with the same crumbs as before for the struggling press. In addition to GAFA regulation, and learning from MEDIA dedicated to audiovisual and film, bundling scattered efforts under NEWS could..

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,..

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..

PRESS RELEASE | Fondation EURACTIV becomes Europe’s MediaLab

PRESS RELEASE – BRUSSELS – October 1st, 2020 Set-up in 2003 as a THINK-and-DO tank, Fondation EURACTIV has developed media innovation projects and a more proactive EU media policy to support a healthy media sector. To reflect this approach, it now becomes Europe’s MediaLab (“MediaLab”). In view of the current health and economic crises, this non-profit..

Digital Services Act and Democracy Action Plan consultations: Fondation EURACTIV Europe’s MediaLab responses

Process: from policy analysis to action, not just statement and law-making Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV), the think-and-do tank for a healthy media sector, has provided its inputs on these public consultations launched by the European Commission: – Democracy Action Plan (download the pdf) – Digital Services Act (download the pdf) Indeed, we believe that these..

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..

Media readership is higher than ever, but Europe’s media sector may not survive the Coronavirus crisis. Read our open letter, co-signed by 28 MEPs and media stakeholders, calling on the European Commission President von der Leyen, to support a “Coronavirus Media Action Plan” to protect the infrastructure of our democracy: Health, trust and journalism: a Coronavirus Plan for the Media

Open Letter to the Commission President von der Leyen, co-signed by 15 MEPs, former MEPs, and media experts (December 2019): Democracy and Digital: trusted media & platform regulation: Democratic debates require trusted information, less economic pressure on media, and more policy pressure on platforms. Supporting citizens’ choices, three concepts will help: ‘co-regulation’, ‘trust indicators’, ‘systemic publishing platforms’.”

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The Open Letter reacting to the EU Action Plan on disinformation was co-signed by six MEPs and six independent media experts (December 2018):

In 2018, Christophe Leclercq was one of the experts on the EU High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on disinformation.

Read the report of the HLEG published in March 2018: “Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation

You can also read this Opinion piece summarising the works of the EU High-Level Expert Group on disinformation (available in EN, FR, DE): Avoid censorship, dilute fake with quality news.