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Recovery of the media: looking for coordination and coalition | June Newsletter
Category: Media Policy
01 Jul

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..

20 May

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..

15 May

Health, trust and journalism: a Coronavirus Plan for the Media

The current Coronavirus pandemic impacts our democracy infrastructure. Like banks during the financial crisis, will the media be saved? For this, institutions and governments should take short term actions, while continuing to work on medium term policy-making. In this Open Letter to the President of the EU Commission, media stakeholders and experts, in a personal..

26 Mar

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..

17 Mar

Democracy and Digital: the answer of the European Commission to our Open Letter

We gladly publish the answer to our Open Letter ”Democracy and Digital: trusted media and platform regulation’‘ as received by the European Commission, co-signed by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager and Vice-President Věra Jourová. Here is the link to the original document. *** Dear Mr Leclercq, We would like to thank you and the co-signatories for..

04 Mar

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..

29 Jan

January Newsletter | Steps towards a better media ecosystem

Dear reader, After setting itself “top 6” priorities, including democracy and digital, the European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen now gets to grips with coordinating media-related policies. In line with our Op-Ed “Cooperation of four key Commissioner needed for healthy media, democracy”, we welcome the setup of a dedicated media project group of Commissioners...