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#nohatespeech Sign the petition NOW

Together with the Italian organisation Associazione Carta di Roma, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), Articolo 21, the National Federation of the Italian Press (FNSI), the Italian Order of Journalists and the Journalists’ Union RAI (USIGRai)...

Source: European Youth Press

Data transfers to the US: Safe Harbour declared invalid. What are your options now?

One of Europe’s most senior lawyers, Advocate General (AG) Bot, yesterday declared the EU-US Safe Harbour regime invalid. His opinion has profound implications for organisations transferring personal data to the US or importing personal data from Europe. Ross McKean, from Olswang LLP, explains here the practical implications for companies transferring personal data from Europe to the US. What is safe […]

Source: Media Policy Project

European campaign against hate speech

cartadiroma.org and the European Federation of Journalists launched the European campaign #nohatespeech, with a petition banning the promoters of online hate speech 

Source: Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - ECPMF News

What if there were no BBC television? Enders Analysis on BBC TV’s impact on investment in UK content

This summer, UK Culture Minister John Whittingdale launched a public consultation on the Government’s Green Paper on BBC Charter Renewal. Responding to the question on the BBC’s market impact, Claire Enders and Patrick Barwise, writing for Enders Analysis, examine the corporation’s contribution to UK content. In this second post, findings suggest that commercial media would be unlikely to invest in the […]

Source: Media Policy Project

FoX grant – a tough choice for the jury

Eighteen teams of investigative journalists have applied for the Freedom of Expression grant offered by the Journalismfund as part of the ECPMF’s 2015-16 project. They come from thirteen different countries, and they are bidding for a total of 72,007 euros from the fund.   The grant aims to enable teams of reporters working across national borders to document and expose cases where media freedom has been violated, or journalists have been prevented from doing their jobs by censorship of intimidation. Applicants include freelancers, staff journalists and academics. $(function(){ var map = $('#worldmap').vectorMap({ map: 'world_mill_en', focusOn: { x: 0.50, y: 0.35, scale: 4.00, }, zoomOnScroll: false, markers: [ {latLng: [45.57436, 24.70516], name: 'Romania…

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

BBC TV and its impact on investment in UK content: Enders Analysis

This summer, UK Culture Minister John Whittingdale launched a public consultation on the Government’s Green Paper on BBC Charter Renewal. Responding to the question on the BBC’s market impact, Claire Enders and Patrick Barwise, writing for Enders Analysis, examine the corporation’s contribution to UK content. Their report finds that the UK creative sector would suffer a significant decline in investment without […]

Source: Media Policy Project


German prize for Poitras – Edward Snowden film-maker wins award for international understanding

The award-winning American documentary film-maker Laura Poitras has been voted the winner of this year’s Marion Donhoff prize, decided by the readers of Die Zeit, Germany’s liberal weekly newspaper. This latest award from German readers is given annually in memory of Countess Donhoff, one of the founders of Die Zeit. It not a prize for journalism, but for increasing international understanding and reconciliation.   Poitras, who lived until recently in Berlin, filmed the events around US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations. Laura Poitras (Photo: Camden, Maine) She responded to his encrypted messages and was with Snowden in his hotel in Hong Kong, documenting…

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

Truth cannot be jailed

Leipzig honours independent filmmaker from Iran and investigative journalist from Turkey Two courageous men from countries where media freedom is severely restricted – Iran and Turkey - are honoured with this year’s Prize for the Freedom and future of the Media, awarded by the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig.Details will be announced on 8th October during the first annual European Media Freedom Conference held by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom. At an evening ceremony and reception, the winners’ achievements will be celebrated and conference delegates will meet Turkish journalist Nedim Sener. Leipziger Medienpreis 2015 - Jafar…

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

The Willems judgment: CJEU’s missed chance to rein in biometric data usage

In her fourth post on data retention and border controls, Diana Dimitrova from KU Leuven looks at the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) judgment in the Willems case. Diana discusses the Court’s reasoning on the applicability of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (CFREU) to the further usage of the biometrics (facial and fingerprint images) […]

Source: Media Policy Project