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Digital Services Act and Democracy Action Plan consultations: Fondation EURACTIV Europe’s MediaLab responses
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16 Sep
2020

Digital Services Act and Democracy Action Plan consultations: Fondation EURACTIV Europe’s MediaLab responses

Process: from policy analysis to action, not just statement and law-making Fondation EURACTIV Europe’s MediaLab, the think-and-do tank for a healthy media sector, has provided its inputs on these public consultations launched by the European Commission: – Democracy Action Plan (download the pdf) – Digital Services Act (download the pdf) Indeed, we believe that these..

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..

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..

15 May
2020

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
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..