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There are serious reasons to believe that Euronews, perceived by millions in the world as “the television of the European Union”, is becoming the voice of Moscow. Or the next Sputnik, the latest multi-lingual news service operated by the Russian government. First, Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian billionaire who has taken a 53% stake in Euronews,… » read more

“…So much the Spanish diaries as those of other countries of the European Union, they present the following characteristics: 1. The exchange of contents between European diaries is scanty. 2. The mobility between his drafts, void. 3. The integration of the journalistic companies to European, non-existent scale. 4. During these years of crisis, we see… » read more

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/0 1 Are we witnessing a harbinger of a religious war? Is it the beginning of a new violent era that may not spare any nation? What is that radicalism wants to achieve by committing such acts? Why is this happening? And is there a solution? These are few questions that appear in the daily… » read more

“Don’t ask what you can do for data”… People gathering at the News Impact Summit Brussels on Tuesday (24 February) were wondering what new tools and approaches exist to innovate in today’s EU affairs media landscape. EU Community was invited to present their approach: how can data work to our benefit, increasing our day-to-day understanding… » read more

Last month, Fondation EurActiv released its ‘Yellow Overview’ with 6 recommendations for independent and sustainable media in Europe at an event gathering 120+ policy-makers, stakeholders and media representatives in the European Parliament. (You can read more on this here and here, and in my previous #Media4EU blog posts.) Call for a High Level Group for… » read more

Chers ami(e)s et partenaires d’EurActiv, L’année 2015 commence bien pour vous? Nous sortons d’une année politique de renouvellement européen des dirigeants et des priorités. C’est maintenant le temps des législations débattues et des actions mises en œuvre dans les pays. Le réseau EurActiv en 12 langues y prendra toute sa part, depuis 12 capitales. Nous… » read more

Fondation EurActiv organised the #Media4EU event in the European Parliament on 29 January, gathering policy-makers, stakeholders and media representatives to discuss the EU’s strategy for independent and sustainable media in Europe. These are our notes of the evening’s discussion: Summary and conclusions of debate at EP on 29 January 2015 Wide support from cross-section of… » read more

The terrorist attack against the satire magazine “Charlie Hebdo” and subsequent hostage situations in Paris have prompted a tremendous wave of compassion throughout Europe. Surprisingly large demonstrations in European cities have revealed an unprecedented level of solidarity with the French. At the same time, the specific nature of this solidarity appears to be rather fragmented… » read more

By Chris Shannon No one wants a tragedy, but it’s happened. We can choose to show the best of who we are or the worst. I choose the former. var addthis_config = {“data_track_clickback”:false,”data_track_addressbar”:false,”data_track_textcopy”:false,”ui_atversion”:”300″}; var addthis_product = ‘wpp-3.0.5’;

Les médias sont soumis à un « cadre juridique inadapté et à des pressions politiques » en Hongrie qui connait également une poussée préoccupante du racisme et de l’intolérance, critique le rapport du Conseil de l’Europe rendu public le 16 décembre dernier. La Hongrie devrait mieux garantir la liberté des média et la discrimination endémique… » read more

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The chronicles tell these days that in Ukraine a group of activists, assembled on the verge of the Parliament, have thrown tomatoes against a panel with photos of the politicians demanding measures anticorruption. Though it would not be not bad at all to copy this initiative in our country, my offer is much more modest:… » read more

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