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Removal of online hate speech in numbers

Six months after a new German law – the Network Enforcement Act – has come into full effect, social media platforms are tasked to report on illegal hate speech. But as these figures have been made available, what can we learn from them? Researcher Kirsten Gollatz, Fellow Martin J. Riedl and Jens Pohlmann from the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) have a closer look at […]

Source: Media Policy Project

When machines become sentient, we will have to consider them an intelligent life form

As we approach the brave new world of human-level machine intelligence, we may need to reassess what it means to be human, writes Andrew Murray, Professor of Law at LSE.  For most of us, our understanding of robots and artificial intelligence (AI) is drawn more from science fiction than from fact. Intelligent robots are often portrayed as either a virulent […]

Source: Media Policy Project

How Czech journalists survive in Babisistan

by Lucie Sykorova  “Journalists are dung, faeces and cesspits, hyenas and stupid people who try to  brainwash us and they should be liquidated.“ Czech people have already heard such public statements for years from the president Milos Zeman. As Reporters Without Borders notes,  President Milos Zeman brandished a dummy Kalashnikov rifle inscribed with the word “journalists” at a press konference ... suggesting they should be “liquidated” while standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:David_Sedlecký Other politicians are not lagging behind with insults and assaults on journalists, and they encourage their voters to do the same. When we add the influence of oligarchs on the…

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

Call for Participants: Data-driven Storytelling about Human Rights training course

Deadline for receiving applications is: 26 August 2018, 23:59h CET.   Are you a young media-maker, designer/developer/programmer or human rights activist? Are you concerned about the human rights and feel passionate for data-driven journalism? Do you want to learn how to use innovative storytelling forms?   Then this call is for you! European Youth Press […] The post Call for Participants: Data-driven Storytelling about Human Rights training course appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for participants for foreign correspondent course

Going on Assignment in Prague July 2019   Date: July 6, 2019 – July 21, 2019 Location: Prague, Czech Republic     Do you dream of reaching beyond borders?   Are you passionate about stories that have a global impact?   This is the life of a foreign correspondent. Now you have an opportunity to […] The post Call for participants for foreign correspondent course appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for applications for internship at think tank

Deadline: ongoing   Internship Positions   Carnegie Europe offers three- to six-month internships to support the center’s activities in research, communications, and development. Interns are an integral part of Carnegie’s growing global network, which includes offices in Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, Moscow, New Delhi, and Washington.   Internships are unpaid. Carnegie Europe is not able to […] The post Call for applications for internship at think tank appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for team members for Orange Magazine

Deadline: 15.September 2018   Join Orange Magazine Orange Magazine is looking for Fundraisers, Marketing/Promoters, Video-Journalists & Graphic Designers   Fundraisers                     Responsibilities   As a fundraiser for Orange Magazine (OM), you will be responsible for finding and attracting sponsors for OM. This can be done by […] The post Call for team members for Orange Magazine appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

OPEN LETTER - Media freedom in Hungary and the case of Hir TV

To Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President, European CommissionMariya Gabriel, Commissioner, European CommissionTibor Navracsics, Commissioner, European CommissionAntonio Tajani, President, European Parliament The undersigned media freedom organisations are writing to draw your attention to the deteriorating situation of press and media freedom in Hungary, in particular the recent case of Hir TV.  Hir TV was the last domestically-owned independent TV company in Hungary. On 1 August 2018 a sudden change in ownership resulted in dismissals of outspoken leading journalists and an abrupt change of editorial policy. Programmes that had previously reflected independent views were cancelled and replaced with government-friendly programmes. One cancelled talk show was replaced with a broadcast of…

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

Forbes Russia: staff revolts against removal of article

The ECPMF is concerned about the editorial independence at Forbes magazine Russia. Editors are protesting against their own publisher as they accuse him of removing a critical article from the print version. Website of Forbes Russia (screenshot) "Financial Times“, "Moscow Times“ and an ECPMF source report that Forbes Russia is in danger of losing its editorial independence. An investigative article on the business of Dagestani billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov was removed from the magazine just before it was about to go to press. Publisher Alexander Fedotov justified the article's removal with the fear of being sued. The staff protested against this measurement accusing Fedotov of…

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

Italy: UN agency allegations may lead to shutdown of newspaper and jail time for editor-in-chief

By Emil Weber An on-going trial in Rome, following criminal charges initiated by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and four of its officials against Italian Insider, may lead to the closure of Italy’s oldest English language newspaper and jail time for its editor-in-chief. The Italian Insider is considered the oldest English speaking newspaper in Italy (photo: screenshot) Since 2013, the newspaper ran several stories dealing with cases of potential nepotism, corruption and a strained work atmosphere at FAO, as well as questionable behaviour by personnel outside the organisation.  The trial which started in June 2018, was brought forward by charges from director…

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