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IJF19: Can thematic newsrooms help fill the public-interest gap? - HTML5 video

Over the past 3 or 4 years, a few donors and NGOs have started investing directly in funding, launching, or incubating thematic units staffed and run by journalists, and producing independent investigative journalism to cover public-interest issues they care about. Not everyone is comfortable with that, while others see this as natural

CPDP 2019: Content regulation and its impact on democracy - HTML5 video

Internet platforms have become important fora of public debate, offering tools for increased democratic participation and engagement. The central role of internet platforms enables them to wield considerable control over online speech. Platforms effectively have the power to decide what content to disseminate and what content to remove. The same power is used to adjust content according to the profiles of users developed on the basis of their personal data. Recent scandals have shown that platforms can be misused as instruments of misinformation, propaganda and manipulation. Policy makers try to address the issue by regulating or by incentivising platforms to adopt codes of conduct.

CPDP 2019: The GDPR and the freedom of expression - A rocky relationship - HTML5 video

Art. 85 GDPR leaves most of the responsibility to reconcile the right to the protection of personal data pursuant to the GDPR with the right to freedom of expression and information (Art. 11 CFR) to the member states. However, many states did little to nothing to pass specific rules to relieve the mentioned addressees. Thus, has the situation for the freedom of expression fundamentally changed? To what extent do certain rules of the GDPR enable or require a media-friendly interpretation? Which member states fulfilled their obligations to pass rules under Art. 85 GDPR? Could the lack of such rules enable a misuse of Data Protection Law that could jeopardise media freedoms? 

A Blind Eye on News: Self-Censorship in the Albanian Media - HTML5 video

With this two-minute video, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Albania seeks to raise awareness among the public, media professionals and decision-makers about widespread self-censorship in the media in Albania

Commemoration for Slain Journalist Hrant Dink and State of Press Freedom in Turkey in 2018 - HTML5 video

Eleven years after the murder of the Armenian journalist Hrant Dink the instigators of the crime are still to answer to justice, while press freedom in Turkey has suffered a dramatic decline in the last decade

Let's Talk: Personal Boundaries, Safety & Women in Journalism - HTML5 video

In this video, nine leading female journalists share their experiences of being women in journalism and how it is difficult to manage personal boundaries and dealing with the constant risk of of harassment

#SOFJO campaign for the safety of female journalists online - HTML5 video

In this short video, released on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, a collection of stories of threatened female journalists. Impunity and safety of female journalists is a top priority in the fight for freedom of the media

Journalists Dismissed From Polish Public Radio Return to Work - HTML5 video

Polish journalists Wojciech Dorosz and Marcin Majchrowski were dismissed in December 2016 from Polish Radio for "disciplinary reasons". Both have been reintegrated following a decision of a labour court. According to Dorota Glowacka (Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights) this case represents a hope for other public media journalists in Poland

Media freedom and pluralism in Europe - HTML5 video

Media freedom in Europe is severely threatened. In Italy, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, but also in the UK and France, this core element of democracy is under threat. Experts, journalists, activists from all over Europe present their point of views

The way press freedom influences a society's perception of reality | Vesselin Dimitrov | TEDxAUBG - HTML5 video

Vesselin Dimitrov, journalist and media consultant from Bulgaria, gives a TEDx Talk in which he explains the media landscape in Bulgaria, its problems and how citizens can support media freedom and quality journalism