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WSIS+10 Series: Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

With the mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) up for renewal in December this year, the 10th annual IGF taking place this week in João Pessoa, Brazil, is happening at an interesting time for the future of the Internet governance landscape. While ongoing deliberations seem to support the extension of the IGF’s mandate for another ten years, there will only […]

Source: Media Policy Project

PRESS RELEASE: 14 Young Cartoonists Document Dark Times of Press Freedom in Europe

Surveillance in Denmark. Prosecution in Poland. Censorship in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The book: Free Our Media! A collective comic book on press freedom depicts a dark era of endangered...

Source: European Youth Press

Latina. Relations with an arrested person. Senator threatens complaints

Ivan Eotvos, contributor to the newspaper Il Giornale di Latina, in the eye of the storm for a news article considered defamatory The Democratic Senator Claudio Moscardelli announced a lawsuit for libel against Ivan Eotvos, contributor to the newspaper Il Giornale di Latina, for an article published on October 19, 2015 in which, he thinks,

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Volleyball league. Judge rejects request compensation for millions

For the Civil Court of Milan the chief editor Volleyball.it has respected the right to criticize. Presented by the President Fabris also a complaint to Order of Journalists On June 6, 2015, the Civil Court of Milan acquitted of defamation the editor of the web magazine Volleyball.it, Luca Muzzioli. The journalist had been sued for

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

As ICANN 54 Ends, More Uncertainty over the Future of the Internet

The 54th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global body that oversees the technical and functional workings of the internet, drew to a close last month in Dublin. At the heart of the meeting were discussions about the purpose of ICANN: would the internet fracture if ICANN as we know it ceased to exist, […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Phone taps and threats. Fnsi collects signatures and launches mobilization

Among the first to sign, the constitutionalist Stefano Rodotà. Sit-in on Thursday in Rome before the Court where the Mafia Capitale trial will begin “No to the new law that attempts to gag the press”: to raise the ‘information emergency’ alarm on November 3, 2015 there were the National Federation of the Italian Press, the

Source: Ossigeno Informazione » O2 in English

Cenzolovka, in memory of Slavko Ćuruvija

The Slavko Ćuruvija Foundation was established in November 2013 in Belgrade with the aim to preserve the heritage of the journalist murdered in 1999, and advance media freedom in Serbia. OBC interviews its executive director Ilir Gaši

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

BBC Governance: Is a New Settlement Possible?

The key players in the debate about the BBC Charter have now shown their hands. The public’s voice is being filtered through a range of public consultations by Parliament, by Government and by the BBC Trust.  As part of the Media Policy Project’s BBC Charter Review series, LSE’s Damian Tambini looks at the issue of BBC governance, applying the framework outlined by Mariana Mazzucato which highlights the BBC’s role […]

Source: Media Policy Project

Call for a Graphic Designer to join EYP’s Orange Magazine

The Orange Magazine's graphic designer will work on creating layout templates for the publication (for use on the print magazine, video, web and radio). The designer will also work on the website...

Source: European Youth Press

South East Europe Media Forum 2015

Some pictures of the ninth edition of the South East Europe Media Forum, held in Bucharest (Romania) on 5 to 6 November 2015. The event that annually brings together dozens of European journalists is organized and promoted by South East Europe Media Organisation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Central European Initiave.

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News