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Turkey media, between European solidarity and tolerance

The difficult situation of Turkey's press told by well-known journalists, the effects of European solidarity initiatives, and the prospects for the future. A report of the event "Turkey's Media Under Siege", covered by OBCT

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

European regulation of video-sharing platforms: what’s new, and will it work?

The European Parliament recently adopted the revised text of the the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, which governs EU-wide coordination of national legislation on all audiovisual media. Lubos Kuklis, chief executive of the Slovak media authority (CBR) and chair of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA), discusses what is new about the AVMSD revision, and what it means for the future of […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Protection of children online: does current regulation deliver?

More children are going online, more frequently, via more devices and services, at ever-younger ages. The internet and accompanying technological developments offer huge opportunities for children, but they also pose risks to minors’ safety, wellbeing and rights. Despite new and revised legislation, a policy brief published today argues that the current European legislative framework is insufficient. Two of the report’s […]

Source: Media Policy Project

EU telecom reform paves way for policies tailored for community networks

Over the past two years, netCommons has partnered with Community Networks (CNs) across Europe and other civil society organizations to work on the ongoing reform of EU telecom rules. The legislative process is now almost over, and these efforts have paid off, CNRS researcher Félix Tréguer explains here. He argues here that EU telecom policy-makers can no longer ignore the merits […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Call for: participants for Media Study Trip in Berlin

Deadline: Wednesday, 28 November at 12:00 CET   This study visit will provide practitioners in the youth field an opportunity to learn from organisations who work with Media & Information Literacy; gather and share best practices; create a basis for future cooperation and new projects to take place.   SALTO-YOUTH Participation & Information Resource Centre […] The post Call for: participants for Media Study Trip in Berlin appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for: participants for the Nordic Youth Media Days 2019

Deadline to apply: 9th of December   More than one story – training for young media makers on diversity in reporting on migration What kind of stories and perspectives on migration are you missing in media today? Bring those story ideas and your media skills to Stockholm in March and be ready to set diversity on […] The post Call for: participants for the Nordic Youth Media Days 2019 appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Truth, Trust and Technology – so what’s the problem?

As policy makers in the UK and elsewhere consider how to tackle the spread of misinformation and the problems it causes, the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission published its report earlier this week, ‘Tackling the Information Crisis: A Policy Framework for Media System Resilience.’ Professor Sonia Livingstone, Chair of the Commission, explains here some of the problems the report seeks to […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Serbia: Hitler, caricature artist and media freedom

The media situation in Serbia continues to deteriorate. Recent events show that government repression of few remaining non-aligned media has become routine. According to RWB, Serbia has the worst media situation in all the Balkans

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

Malta: doubts about reports on investigation success in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case

By Iris Rohmann Maltese investigators say they are closing in on the masterminds of the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder. But there are contradictory reports. On Sunday morning, the "Sunday Times of Malta" made headlines with what looked like a surprising turn in the stalled Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case. It said that Maltese investigators, in close collaboration with Europol, identified the masterminds of the car bomb attack which killed the famous journalist on 16 October, 2017. The daily further quoted investigation insiders saying they would be dealing with „a group of more than two Maltese citizens“ who did co-operate „for…

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

An open letter to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber concerning the IJ4EU Fund

An open letter to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber concerning the IJ4EU Fund Far from being “vague” or “opaque”. ECPMF and IPI react with an open letter to statements made by the Bulgarian Construction Chamber on the Investigative Journalism for EU Fund. To: Bulgarian Construction Chamber 6, Mihail Tenev Str, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria   Concerning your statements regarding the Investigative Journalism for Europe Fund   19 November, 2018   Dear Mr Miroslav Maznev and Ms Renata Nikolova The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and The International Press Institute (IPI) wish to take this opportunity to clarify the details of a grant provided to the media outlets Bivol.bg and RISE Project…

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