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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..

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..

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..

Interview avec Michel Barnier, texte intégral + résumés FR, EN, DE

Interview avec Michel Barnier, texte intégral + résumés FR, EN, DE Posted on 11 September 2013 Notre toute nouvelle version d’EurActiv France a publié un entretien exclusif avec le commissaire Michel Barnier ce mois-ci. Vous trouverez ci-dessous la retranscription complète de cette interview avec notre équipe basée à Paris. Interview par Frédéric Simon, Aline Robert et..

Interview of Mathias Döpfner, CEO Axel Springer, Media Executive of the Year / from Blogactiv

Interview of Mathias Döpfner, CEO Axel Springer, Media Executive of the Year Posted originally on 19 November 2013 This is a republication of a collective interview prepared by the European Business Press association. EBP awarded Mr Döpfner its ‘manager of the year’ award in Stockholm on Thursday 14 th November. The CEO explains how he transform..

News media innovations – now and future / NEWSLETTER

News media innovations – now and future Europe’s MediaLab initiated a major programme for cross border media innovation, and now helps to carry out two strategy studies for the media sector. In order to help to make the European media sector more resilient, innovative and to foster collaboration among media professionals we invite you to..

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).