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27 Aug
2020

Democracy is at stake: time to regulate social media platforms | August Newsletter

Democracy is at stake: time to regulate social media platforms The well-deserved summer break is over. Policy makers, stakeholders and lobbyists are back in action. Prolonged Covid 19 uncertainty, economic crisis and political instability have further accelerated the decline of the news and media sector. Many of the small and medium sized companies are likely..

31 Jul
2020

Democracy beyond Summit talk and legalese | July Newsletter

Democracy: beyond Summit talk and legalese Early during the lockdown, this think-do tank and other stakeholders warned about the worsened media crisis, and asked for short term help to the sector, not only policy guidelines. Meanwhile,  debates were constructive, but – apart from horizontal measures – there is media-specific short term aid only in few European..

01 Jul
2020

Recovery of the media: looking for coordination and coalition | June Newsletter

Recovery of the media: looking for coordination and coalition Under the recent EC joint communication Tackling COVID-19 disinformation – Getting the facts right of June 10th, free and independent media are now recognised as an essential service. However, no progress has been made on a comprehensive Media Action Plan. Foreseen for the fourth quarter, not much time..

19 Jun
2020

Skills & innovation for media: discover the Stars4Media Pilot Project

The Stars4Media Pilot Project is supporting innovation in the media sector, through training and cross border cooperation. For its first edition, Stars4Media will support 21 innovative partnerships, bridging 100 media professionals from 17 countries. Out of all beneficiaries, 47% are women, 30% work as journalists, while the rest come from other professional backgrounds such as..

20 May
2020

Info ecosystem rebalancing: acceleration possible! | May Newsletter

Commissaire Breton, après le tourisme: média et démocratie? Congratulations, recovery of Southern Europe and of holidays is on the map! Helping travel and hospitality through these financial guidelines, tourism is a high priority for the upcoming recovery plan. Why this mention by a media think tank? Because news media needs equal attention, equally urgently. When tourists go home..

17 Apr
2020

Media companies need skills & innovation: discover the first Stars4Media selected participants

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, April 16th, 2020  Media companies need skills & innovation: discover the first Stars4Media selected participants More than ever before media companies need new skills and innovation. The Stars4Media programme is offering financial and constructive support to inspire change in the media sector. The first selection awarded six innovative proposals to be..

26 Mar
2020

March Newsletter | Health matters: a coronavirus plan for the media

Health matters: a Coronavirus Plan for the Media First, best wishes to all readers, for their personal and economic health! Indeed, economic too. Crises are times to reconsider priorities and innovate faster. The Coronavirus emergency is a wake-up call for our democracies and the media sector. Indeed, disinformation is spreading – making the pandemic also..

04 Mar
2020

February Newsletter | What is in the EU digital strategy for the media ecosystem?

What is in the EU digital strategy for the media ecosystem? The EU’s digital strategy was presented on February 19, just days after Facebook’s founder visited Brussels. He proved to be open to platform regulation and suggested a regulatory category between telecommunications infrastructure and media. A proposal to be deepened, as stakeholders and us suggested in our Open Letter “Trusted Media and..

18 Feb
2020

Stars4Media Lab virtual event | 30 March – 1 April

Stars4Media Lab – the Stars4Media Training and Presentation Virtual Event 30 March – 1 April 2020, VUB Brussels and online  Who participated?  Stars4Media participants who have already applied and been pre-selected for the programme Stars4Media participants who have applied but are still looking for a media partner Interested young media professionals who want to know..