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Call for young journalist to cover the Nantes Creative Generations Forum 2015

Orange Magazine is looking for one young video-maker with a background in journalism to cover this year’s Nantes Creative Generations Forum. The candidate has to be between 18 and 30 years old

Source: European Youth Press

August 2015. The most dangerous news reported by Ossigeno

Monthly report on acts of intimidation, created by the European Center for Press and Media Freedom of Leipzig (ECPMF) with the support of the European Union  Despite every August all of Italy goes on leave and all activities slow down to a halt, in Italy this month there have been a number of serious violations

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » english

E-books, MFNs and a European Commission blowing hot and cold

A few weeks ago, the European Commission opened an antitrust investigation into the Most Favored Nation clauses (MFNs) included in the agreements that tech giant Amazon concluded with book publishers. Konstantina Bania, Researcher at Fundação Getulio Vargas and the European University Institute, explains the implications of these clauses for competition in content markets and argues that the Commission’s approach is inconsistent […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Future of the BBC: why the ‘market failure’ model is a flop in broadcasting

Justin Lewis, Professor of Communication at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and Dean of Research for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, analyses the ‘market failure’ model proposed by the government for BBC’s next Charter Review. Drawing upon the US public broadcasting example, he argues that such a model puts at risk the very reasons […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Progress, pressures and politics: challenges at self-regulatory media councils in South East Europe

Catherine Speller is a consultant working on communications, media and policy matters who recently completed a report for UNESCO on the needs of media councils in South East Europe. She previously spent seven years at the UK Press Complaints Commission. Here, she highlights the main challenges faced by the self-regulatory media councils in this region. Anyone who has followed the […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Fox Grant: Get paid to speak out

Freedom of expression is guaranteed in all European constitutions. But it is under pressure – even in countries that think of themselves as ‘free’. The concentration of media ownership, the increasing surveillance of communication and other factors impede the free flow of information among European citizens. Now a new fund invites applicants to get paid to prove that their stories have been ‘spiked’, censored or suppressed. And they also have a strong chance of winning an international award, since no fewer than nine projects supported by the Journalismfund have been honoured in the past four years.   Journalists all…

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

Privacy watchdog takes first step against those undermining right to be forgotten

Eerke Boiten, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing and Director of Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at University of Kent discusses the decision by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office to ask Google to remove links to stories about right to be forgotten removals. The UK’s data privacy watchdog has waded into the debate over the enforcement of the […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Transparency of media ownership and privatisation: challenges faced by Serbia

Transparency of ownership represents one of the foundations of free and independent media. While in western democracies ownership transparency tends to be high, LSE student Milan Dinic argues that this is not the case in countries undergoing transition to the west, Serbia being one of them. He looks at the state of media ownership in Serbia as the country attempts […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Send in the robots: automated journalism and its potential impact on media pluralism (part 2)

In his previous post, Pieter-Jan Ombelet of the KU Leuven Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI-CIR) analysed automated journalism (also referred to as robotic reporting) as a potential solution to combat the diminution of investigative journalism. Here, he focuses on the future possibilities of robotic reporting in personalising specific news stories for each reader and assesses the potential (positive […]

Source: Media Policy Project

The PEC award 2015 honors the fallen journalists in Ukraine

The PEC AWARD 2015 sponsored by the City of Geneva honors this year the fallen journalists in Ukraine and the plight of freedom of the press there. The annual award goes to Ms Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and Ms Liudmyla Zlobina, director of the Information Press Center in Kiev and of the Crimean Center for Investigative Reporting, announced the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) yesterday. The PEC board decided to award Ms Dunja Mijatović for her first class mediation role in the Ukrainian crisis and her exceptional personal commitment for the promotion of freedom of information…

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