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Finland - land of the free press - is new president of the Council of the EU

by Frederic Krull Finland, the self-proclaimed country of press freedom, holds the presidency of the Council of the EU for the next six months. On the occasion of the summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in July 2018 in Helsinki, the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat launched a campaign to tell the US President that he had arrived in the country of press freedom. For that purpose, 300 billboards were placed on the route between the airport and the place of the summit. Finland flag. Photo: Pixabay The Finns have always been among the leading figures for world's press freedom. After dropping from first to…

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

Does UK tech policy show a lack of coordination?

LSE’s Damian Tambini assesses whether there is sufficient coordination between the various proposals currently under consideration in the UK technology policy environment. It has been an extraordinarily busy year in UK tech policy. The Furman Review reported on digital competition, recommending changes to competition law and a new regulator to deal with data dominance, competition and consumer welfare. The Online […]

Source: Media Policy Project

New Democracy - New Press Freedom?

by Renata Rat Greece’s newly-elected Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis has been sworn in. From a far-left to a conservative government in the crisis-ridden country – what does it mean for press freedom? Greek Flag Vangelis Marinakis – international businessman shipping owner and president of Olympiakos football club owns the biggest Greek press and book distribution agency Argos and several major newspapers (including To Vima and Ta Nea), the leading news portal in.gr and a few TV stations. He also happens to be a close friend of the new Prime Minister from the conservative party New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Marinakis has been accused…

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

Greece: New Democracy - New Press Freedom?

by Renata Rat Greece’s newly-elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been sworn in. From a far-left to a conservative government in the crisis-ridden country – what does it mean for press freedom? Greek Flag Vangelis Marinakis – international businessman shipping owner and president of Olympiakos football club owns the biggest Greek press and book distribution agency Argos and several major newspapers (including To Vima and Ta Nea), the leading news portal in.gr and a few TV stations. He also happens to be a close friend of the new Prime Minister from the conservative party New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Marinakis has been accused…

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

London conference puts UK on world press freedom map

By ECPMF staff An EU Member State where the murder of a journalist remains unpunished and investigative journalists have been prosecuted for refusing to reveal whistleblowers is hosting an international media freedom conference.  London welcomes press freedom campaigners with Orwell quote. Photo: ECPMF London welcomes global media freedom campaigners and journalists on 9. and 10. July – except for the two Russian broadcasters RT and Sputnik, whose accreditation  to the conference has been refused.  The UK has its share of press and media freedom violations. Impunity surrounds the murder of reporter Lyra McKee in April 2019. A dissident Irish Republican group. the New…

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

Turkish think-tank report escalates harassment of journalists

by ECPMF The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and 20 other human rights and freedom of expression organisations condemn a Turkish pro-government think-tank’s report that accuses leading international media of being biased against the government and singles out their correspondents for attack. The organisations regard the report as a dangerous escalation in the harassment of journalists. Published on 5 July by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), a think-tank created by İbrahim Kalın, who is nowadays an adviser to President Erdoğan, the report is billed as an academic study of the news coverage of the…

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

Data and privacy in the digital age: from evidence to policy

What do children know, and want to know, about where their data goes? The Children’s Data and Privacy Online project, funded by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), recently launched its final report and an online privacy toolkit at a multistakeholder seminar at LSE. LSE’s Gianfranco Polizzi and Professor Sonia Livingstone explain the project’s key research findings and recommendations. We live […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Call for the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship

Deadline: August 1, 2019   Since the Shorenstein Center’s founding in 1986, the Fellowship Program has been central to its mission examining the intersection of media, politics and public policy. The purpose of the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among […] The post Call for the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for UAE SDG Photography Award

Deadline: July 31, 2019   The UAE SDG Photography Award recognizes the immense power of images, to helping us raise awareness as a globally community reach the goals of a better world in unique way. The award was created to use a visual medium towards advancing awareness, and achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals […] The post Call for UAE SDG Photography Award appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

Deadline: August 1, 2019   The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards, organized by the Kavli Foundation, recognises outstanding reporting for a general audience and honour individuals for coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics. The categories are large newspaper, small newspaper, magazine, audio, video spot news/feature reporting, video in-depth reporting, online and children’s science news.   […] The post Call for AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press