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Call for Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019

Deadline: August 31, 2019   The annual Global Media and Information Literacy Week will be celebrated from 24 to 31 October this year, under the theme “MIL Citizens: Informed, Engaged, Empowered”. The Global MIL Week 2019 Feature Conference, the Ninth MIL and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference, will be held from 24 to 25 September 2019 […] The post Call for Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2019 appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Develop your multimedia storytelling skills in Armenia

Join Are We Europe for a week-long masterclass about multimedia storytelling in Yerevan, Armenia. This autumn, Are We Europe is teaming up with their partner-in-crime Cafébabel to organise the week of our dreams: masterclasses in multimedia storytelling, on the ground reporting and, as a result, a beautiful multimedia story. You will join us and a […] The post Develop your multimedia storytelling skills in Armenia appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Call for board members of the European Youth Press

The European Youth Press (EYP), network of young media makers, is seeking minimum one (1) and a maximum of five (5) new members to join the Executive Board for the 2019/2021-mandate period. The elections will take place at the General Assembly of the European Youth Press on 19–20 October 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.   The […] The post Call for board members of the European Youth Press appeared first on European Youth Press.

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Finland's press freedom under pressure from politicians and lack of transparency

  by Fred Krull Finland holds the presidency of the council of the EU for the next six months.To find out what this means for press and media freedom in Europe, the ECPMF talked to Salla Vuorikoski, a leading Finnish  investigative journalist who reported on the "Sipilägate"scandal in 2017 and later resigned from the Finnish public broadcaster Yle after disagreements over journalistic integrity. Salla Vuorikoski. Photo: private, reproduced with her permission ECPMF: What is it in your opinion that makes Finland one of the world's leading nations for press freedom ? SV: It has to do with the high level of reliable and transparent public governance. And of course we made good…

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

A week full of inconsistencies in Turkey - Erol Önderoglu acquitted but many others still detained

by ECPMF In a busy week for Turkey’s courts, the ECPMF sent two representatives to Turkey in order to monitor court hearings and to meet with journalists, defendants, lawyers, consuls and press freedom and human rights organisations. Inside Caglayan Justice Palace Istanbul. Photo: ECPMF The court week was supposed to start on Tuesday with the long-awaited fourth hearing in the trial of Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yücel. The Constitutional Court ruled in June that his one-year long detention without a formal indictment was unlawful – but his trial was adjourned until October 2019. Yücel faces “terrorist propaganda” charges and has left the country. Another…

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

How social media companies are tackling anti-vaccination misinformation

LSE’s Emma Goodman discusses the risks of anti-vaccination content on social media, and how the tech companies are addressing it. This article is a response to a workshop organised earlier this month by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) on ‘Vaccines, information and social media’.  The problem It’s not the only health issue to be subject to misinformation online, […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Gezi Park’s second hearing confirms lack of rule of law in Turkey

Gezi Park’s second hearing confirms lack of rule of law in Turkey by ECPMF The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) joins 19 other freedom of expression and human rights organisations in a statement on the so-called Gezi Park trial, condemning the interim judicial decision taken in the second hearing. We, the undersigned human rights and freedom of expression organisations, condemn the interim judicial decision taken in the second hearing of the Gezi Park trial. The indictment accuses 16 civil society figures and arts practitioners in Turkey of having planned to “attempt to overthrow the government” and of having financed the…

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

‘Real news’ may be doing more harm than ‘fake news’

Since 2016, concerns about ‘fake news’ have reached new heights. But what is the actual impact of online misinformation on audience’s political knowledge and attitudes? The LSE’s Rodolfo Leyva recently completed two experimental studies: one looking at the effects of fake news stories on voter support for US presidential election candidates, and one testing the effects of conservative newspapers in […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Call for new European Commission President to prioritize press freedom

by ECPMF The German conservative politician Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) was elected as the new President of the Commission of the EU. Along with other press freedom organisations, the ECPMF signed a letter, urging Ms Von der Leyen to prioritize press freedom. July 19, 2019 European Commission President Ursula von der LeyenEuropean Commission Rue de la Loi 200 1049 Brussels Belgium   Dear President von der Leyen, We are writing as members of the press freedom community to congratulate you on your appointment as President of the European Commission, and to urge you to ensure that media freedom, the protection of journalists, and…

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

Challenges of content moderation: addressing the knowledge gap

France and other countries (including Germany and the United Kingdom) are currently investing efforts in attempting to regulate the moderation of harmful content on social media platforms. If such initiatives are often supported by public authorities, they are the source of heated debates regarding their potential impact for freedom of expression. In an interview with French public policy think tank […]

Source: Media Policy Project