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Children’s personal privacy online – it’s neither personal nor private

Today is Data Privacy Day, celebrated annually to raise awareness about people’s rights and good practice when it comes to data protection and privacy. Here, the LSE’s Rishita Nandagiri, Professor Sonia Livingstone and Mariya Stoilova explain the findings of their recent research into children’s data and privacy online.  Data Privacy Day invites us to consider that children’s online activities are the focus of a multitude of […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Children’s personal privacy online – it’s neither personal nor private

Today is Data Privacy Day, celebrated annually to raise awareness about people’s rights and good practice when it comes to data protection and privacy. Here, the LSE’s Professor Sonia Livingstone, Mariya Stoilova and Rishita Nandagiri explain the findings of their recent research into children’s data and privacy online.  Data Privacy Day invites us to consider that children’s online activities are the focus of a multitude of […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Fake news - is media literacy the answer?

By Jane Whyatt Across Europe, media freedom campaigners continue to call for quality journalism and against fake news.  Trust in the media took a knock when Spiegel correspondent Claas Relotius reporting was revealed as largely fictitious. But the German news magazine’s prompt response to the revelations show how seriously  the issue is taken. Source: The fin de siècle newspaper proprietor by Frederick Burr Opper Stepping up to the mark, the ECPMF’s Resource Centre has published a new dossier on disinformation. And the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN) is training journalists and media freedom campaigners in the importance of media literacy to newsrooms. EJN’s Tom Law explains in a…

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

Greek neonazis target press photographers: four injured, cameras smashed

  At least four press photographers and a reporter are recovering from head injuries after being assaulted during Greece’s protests against the Perspes deal that will officially change the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia Tomas Jacobi. Photo: Facebook The agreement paves the way for the country to join NATO and the European Union. Tomas Jacobi, author (with Angélique Kouronis) of an award-winning TV documentary about the far-fight Golden Dawn party, was targeted by extremists who referred to the film as they beat him up.  He was working for La Croix, a French Catholic news website. La Croix…

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

Top court rules against the republication of photo showing Swiss journalist in detention

By Emil Weber  The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has decided that the German domestic courts were right to sanction the republication of a famous Swiss journalist and presenter’s photograph showing him without his shirt in a detention centre. Building of the European Court of Human Rights (photo: CherryX) The journalist was arrested and placed in pre-trial detention in March 2010 suspected of aggravated rape and dangerous assaults towards his former partner. The photograph was published by the German daily newspaper Bild in June 2010. A few days later, the journalist was released from detention; and in the following year’s trial he was acquitted of…

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

Croatia: one thousand lawsuits

By Giovanni Vale, Zagreb In terms of freedom of expression and the safety of journalists, 2019 appears to be starting with the worst premises. Photo © Ruslan Grumble/Shutterstock The last days of 2018, in fact, brought disturbing news for the country's reporters: first, a satirical portal was condemned for writing "falsehoods" in a fantasy article; then, the Association of Croatian Journalists (HND) was sued by public television (HRT) for 70,000 Euros for some critical comments. Unfortunately, these are not exceptions, but a rising trend: it is more and more frequent for journalists to be sued for defamation. The HND, which is currently counting all…

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

Croatia, a thousand lawsuits against journalists

There are over a thousand ongoing trials against journalists or Croatian media, and the list is not complete. The complaint of the Association of Croatian Journalists

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Uncovering stories that matter for Europe

Uncovering stories that matter for Europe by Daniel Leon Over 10,000 migrant children have fallen off the radar of European authorities, European Union funds have supported far-right Eurosceptic political parties, and criminal organizations have siphoned off EU taxpayer money in Romania and Bulgaria. These are the kinds of stories that fall through the cracks and are only picked up by dedicated investigative journalists. Twelve projects were supported by the IJ4EU grant. (screenshot: ij4eu.net) Under the support of the IJ4EU grant, investigative journalists have uncovered these stories and dug into other more high-profile topics, such as Russian espionage in Europe and how to continue the work…

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

An invitation to ‘Migration: telling a different story’ – a journalistic exploration (San Sebastian, Spain, 11 – 12 April 2019)

European Youth Press and Media4Change are inviting journalists to a 2-day international round table to explore ways of enhancing coverage of migration issues across Europe, to coincide with the 17th San Sebastián Human Rights Film Festival in Spain on 5-13 April 2019. Travel and accommodation are covered.   Journalists are invited to share their approaches, experience […] The post An invitation to ‘Migration: telling a different story’ – a journalistic exploration (San Sebastian, Spain, 11 – 12 April 2019) appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

#iComment by Ljiljana Smaijlovic

by Ljiljana Smajlovic I like to think the murder of Slavko Curuvija in 1999 was a tragedy, but that the campaign Politika’s publishing house is presently conducting against me, under the same pretext it used when it targeted Curuvija twenty years ago, is nothing but a farce. Photo: Ljljana Smaijlovic, personal screenshot If I did not choose to believe that, I would have to look over my shoulder in every dark alley. Because individuals in charge of commissioning and running articles in Politika’s print outlets in which I stand accused of responsibility for NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia, along with a whole string of other fabricated…

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