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Election legitimacy in the age of digital dominance

LSE’s Damian Tambini discusses the policy challenges posed by digital dominance for election legitimacy in an interview with with Sofia Verza of OBC Transeuropa‘s ESVEI project. Our daily life is ever more permeated by the use of digital platforms of worldwide relevance, the so called “Over The Top” (OTT) platforms. They are the main protagonists of the 2018 book edited by Martin Moore […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Appeal EU leaders ahead 6th South EU Summit Malta

by ECPMF EU leaders from Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain are urged to address the ongoing impunity in the case of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Photo @ECPMF   To: Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Mr Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy; Mr Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus; Mr Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece; Mr António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal; and Mr Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain. 13 June 2019 Your excellencies, Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in Malta by a car bomb on 16 October 2017. There is no process inquiring into the circumstances of the murder. We,…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

UK court: Boris Johnson has no case to answer over ‘Brexit fake news’

By Frederic Krull The High Court in London has blocked a private prosecution against Boris Johnson, a candidate for Prime Minister on charges of misconduct in public office – namely telling lies during the Brexit referendum campaign. Boris Johnson. Public domain photo The allegations that have been levelled against Johnson within this case are based on his statements in the campaign prior the referendum on the Brexit in 2016. The prosecution stated that Johnson has „repeatedly lied and misled the British public as to the cost of EU membership, expressly stating, endorsing or inferring that the cost of EU membership was £350…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Female sport reporters face floods of sexist insults over World Cup coverage

By Renata Rat When Claudia Neumann, a German sports journalist, commentated on a World Cup football match as the first female reporter ever in 2018, she experienced a flood of heavy sexist insults via social media. Public domain photo “It was just horrible”, said Neumann. Her TV channel, the German public boradcaster ZDF, even filed charges against two Twitter users. Fast forward to 2019 where in this year’s World Cup the BBC has been accused of sexism via social media, after an all-female commentating team hosted the game England vs. Scotland and did the half-time-reports. The arguments were that there could not be…

Source: European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Call for Writing Fellowship

Deadline: June 30, 2019   The American Prospect welcomes applications for our 2019-2021 writing fellowships. The Prospect’s Writing Fellows Program offers journalists the opportunity to spend two years developing their skills with the magazine in Washington, D.C. Each fellow benefits from an intensive mentoring program with the experts on our editorial team, and is expected […] The post Call for Writing Fellowship appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for Summer School on Investigative Reporting

Deadline: 21 June 2019     The Summer School on Investigative Reporting 2019 offers and amazing and expanded programme. Two days will be focused on the needs of editors. Two days to deal with presentations on the radio or a podcast, as well as visual aspects of reporting.   There will, of course, also be […] The post Call for Summer School on Investigative Reporting appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2019

Deadline: 21 June 2019   The Adobe Awards are the world’s premier digital media competition for students and emerging creators. Get exposure to creative leaders and influencers, connect with other young artists and designers, and learn what it takes to land today’s most coveted creative jobs.   The Adobe Awards are open to all aspiring […] The post Call for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2019 appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for Internships at CNN London Bureau

Deadline: 1 July 2019   Are you the top of your class? Does your lecturer agree?   The CNN is looking for its next bright internship stars. As one of the world’s news leaders we are interested in creative and energetic people with diverse perspectives and talents. The CNN offers internships at our central London […] The post Call for Internships at CNN London Bureau appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for International Essay Contest

Deadline: 15 June 2019   This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can […] The post Call for International Essay Contest appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for the Logan Nonfiction Program

Deadline: 15 June 2019     Fellowship Details   The Logan Nonfiction Program offers two fellowship classes per year—one in the fall (October-December) and one in the spring (February-April). Organisers welcome between 10-20 nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photo journalists, podcasters and multimedia creators per class.   Fellows are provided lodging, meals, workspace, professional guidance and […] The post Call for the Logan Nonfiction Program appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press