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March Newsletter | Media Innovation: big picture needs the extra mile

Media innovation: big picture needs the extra mile In the past few months the European Commission presented several legislative initiatives directly and indirectly regarding the media sector. They have been complemented with the creation of a dedicated envelope named NEWS bundle under The Media Action Plan, gathering all funding activities for News. New policies and media innovation..

Beyond Brussels policies: leadership for Europe’s News Media sector

Beyond Brussels policies: leadership for Europe’s News Media sector EU initiatives from last December may help renew the news media sector, if implemented fast and jointly. This Open Letter calls for leadership from Berlin, Paris and the Council, and from the press leaders themselves. Founder of the EURACTIV Media Network, Christophe Leclercq chairs Europe’s MediaLab…

MEDIA4EUROPE: QUALITY NEWS SUFFERS, SKILLS AND FUNDING ARE REQUIRED

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, March 5th 2021 On 3 March 2021, the Media4Europe Summit gathered 200 media professionals, key policymakers and publishers,  around the theme “Towards a healthy news media sector?”. The event was also the official launch of the second edition of the Stars4Media innovation exchange programme, and served as policy background for a strategy study..

Vice-President Vĕra Jourová Speech at the Media4Europe Summit: Towards a healthy European news media sector

Vice-President Vĕra Jourová Speech at the Media4Europe Summit: Towards a healthy European news media sector (Brussels, March 3rd 2021) Ladies and gentlemen,  It is a great pleasure to be virtually with you for this event on the health of the European news media sector.bIt is an extremely important issue, because the health of the news..

February Newsletter | Stars4Media & policy context: Media4Europe event

Stars4Media second edition is starting! Preview & policy context: Media4Europe event on March 3rd Winter is coming, and so is Stars4Media 2nd edition. Following the successful first edition, the exchange programme Stars4Media is entering a second phase. During the next 18 months,185 media professionals will develop 30 cross border collaborative initiatives to test content, formats, services,..

Media4Europe Summit: towards a healthy European news media sector?

Media4Europe Summit: towards a healthy European news media sector? Wednesday 3rd March 2021| Online and in Brussels | 9:30 – 13:30 The Media4Europe Summit is the launching event of the second edition of the Stars4Media exchange and training programme, co-funded by the EU. It follows the Media4Europe conference in October 2020, which gathered key MEPs..

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 (March 2020): 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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Media policy: EU's high-level expert group on disinformation (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. This Opinion piece is summarising the works of the EU High-Level Expert Group on disinformation : Avoid censorship, dilute fake with quality news (available in EN, FR, DE).

The Open Letter reacting to the EU Action Plan on disinformation was co-signed by six MEPs and six independent media experts (December 2018): Beyond fake news: Strategic options for media ahead of EU elections (FR, DE). Three adapted versions of this Open Letter have been published in FR (Le Monde), IT (Italia Oggi), ES (El Pais).