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Democracy and Digital: trusted media and platform regulation

Democracy and Digital: trusted media and 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 the von der Leyen Commission: ‘co-regulation’, ‘trust indicators’, ‘systemic publishing platforms’. This open letter to the new Commission President is *co-signed by five MEPs and..

PRESS RELEASE #Media4Europe conference: ”Innovation, content & data to transform the NEWS business”

#Media4Europe conference: ”Innovation, content & data to transform the NEWS business” YouTube link: Business Transformation of NEWS media: Content Sharing, Data and Stars4Media Press Release Brussels, 6/10/2021 **** The #Media4Europe event on “Business Transformation of NEWS: Content sharing, Data and Stars4Media” took place on Wednesday, October 6th, in hybrid format: both at EURACTIV facilities and..

Executive summary: Pilot Project – Digital European Platform of Quality Content Providers

Executive summary: Pilot Project – Digital European Platform of Quality Content Providers Objective of the study The general objective of the feasibility study is to test and analyse the viability of creating a European online platform for the creation and distribution of news and content of general interest, assessing in particular the long-term sustainability of..

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..

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).