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Tackling the Information Crisis: A new report from LSE

By Professor Charlie Beckett What kind of information society do you want? How should we reduce the amount of misinformation? How can we protect democracy from digital damage? How can we help people make the most of the extraordinary opportunities of the Internet while avoiding the harm it can cause? For a year the LSE Truth, Trust and Technology Commission (T3) has […]

Source: Media Policy Project

UN member states raised major concerns about the deterioration of freedom of expression in Malta

The coalition of five press freedom NGOs urges the Maltese Government to accept and implement UN's UPR recommendations made in relation to strengthening freedom of expression and protecting journalists in Malta.   Geneva, 14 November 2018   The United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Malta took place in Geneva today. In March 2018, PEN International, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), the International Press Institute (IPI), and ARTICLE 19 submitted a report outlining our serious concerns relating to freedom of expression and press freedom in the country since its last UPR review. Owing to ongoing…

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

Call for applications for six month accelerator program

Deadline: 16 November 2018   The program is looking for scalable companies that bring innovation to the media industry and look for international markets.   About this Program   Next Media Accelerator is the premier hub for media innovation in Europe. It is a network driven accelerator for startups that aim at transforming the conventional […] The post Call for applications for six month accelerator program appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for Journalists in Residence Fellowship

Deadline: 30 November 2018   Journalist in Residence Fellowship – for the calendar year 2019 – visiting stays for experienced journalists focusing on social, cultural and political issues.   The Journalist in Residence Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (www.mmg.mpg.de) offers journalists research stays lasting between six […] The post Call for Journalists in Residence Fellowship appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for applications for Reuters Journalism Training Programme

Deadline: 30 November 2018   Reuters: Who We Are   Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest independent news provider, reaching more than one billion people every day. Around 2,500 journalists in over 200 locations around the globe deliver unparalleled international and national news coverage with speed, impartiality and […] The post Call for applications for Reuters Journalism Training Programme appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Ireland repeals blasphemy law - who's next?

By Jane Whyatt and Ronan Fahy Oh my God! OMG is such a common utterance in social media that no-one even notices it any more. But taking in vain the name of God – anyone’s God – is still a crime in many European countries.  Map: ECPMF One of them is Germany. Yet the German Foreign Ministry is offering asylum to a Pakistani Christian woman, Asia Bibi,  who faced the death sentence in her own country until she was acquitted and set free. The court decision prompted fears for her safety in because of protests by Islamic groups. Dutch MEP Peter van Halen…

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

Call for applications for Trainee Programme for Young Film Critics

Deadline: 15 November 2018   IFFR recognises the vital importance of film analysis and criticism. That’s why, in 1998, we launched our Young Film Critics trainee programme to support a new generation of young and upcoming film critics. A group of young and motivated professional film critics from outside the Netherlands are invited to come […] The post Call for applications for Trainee Programme for Young Film Critics appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Demonising the media: threats to journalists in Europe

Burned in effigy. Insulted. Spat at. Discredited by their nation’s leaders. Assaulted. Sued. Death threats. Assassinations. This is the landscape faced by journalists throughout Europe over the past four years. ECPMF partner Mapping Media Freedom presents its new report. (picture: Mapping Media Freedom) Mapping Media Freedom has documented media freedom incidents across Europe, over 3,000 were surveyed for this report, since May 2014. The information gathered shows journalists and media outlets targeted in a kaleidoscopic array by political leaders, businesses and the general public – but some key trends have emerged from the reports recorded and verified by the platform. This document…

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

Call for applications for Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation welcomes applications from graduate students around the world. You must have completed a relevant bachelor degree (before course start) in order to be eligible for this programme.   Applications are open each year from the start of November until early January.   You can apply for […] The post Call for applications for Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press

Call for participants for Bellingcat Workshops in Berlin, London, Washington, and Amsterdam

New Bellingcat Workshops Announced for Berlin, London, Washington, and Amsterdam Bellingcat is holding a series of workshops in Europe and the United States in 2018 and early 2019, where participants can learn the tools and methodologies used by Bellingcat in their investigations.   Currently 5-day workshops are planned for the following dates:   Berlin: November […] The post Call for participants for Bellingcat Workshops in Berlin, London, Washington, and Amsterdam appeared first on European Youth Press.

Source: European Youth Press