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Blockchain-based technologies could resolve media’s financing challenge

Fondation EURACTIV interviewed Gagik Yeghiazarian, CEO and co-founder of the PUBLIQ Foundation, about blockchain’s potential to address the media sector’s business challenges. As a former publisher and editor himself (Forbes Armenia, Forbes Georgia, Cosmopolitan Armenia), Gagik Yeghiazarian believes that a “working blockchain distributed independent media ecosystem where content developers, publishers and advertisers join to create,..

Funding Europe’s media: can Foundations piggy-back Europe’s piggy-bank?

Europe’s media sector does not need cash per se, it needs to adapt, to ever-changing technologies, a moving political environment, and new reader habits. In this context, a smart alliance of private and public funders is needed to act nimbly. It is with this in mind that the European Journalism Centre and Fondation EURACTIV brought..

Lutte contre la désinformation – Pour une stratégie européenne et francophone

Y a-t-il une stratégie européenne des médias ? Celle-ci est-elle essentielle pour la santé de l’UE et de la démocratie ? C’est par un consensus clair entre les participants que s’est ouverte la conversation conviée par l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie et la Fondation EURACTIV, le lundi 15 octobre 2018. Le contexte est clair :..

Disinformation: how should Europe prioritise its to-do list

Any to-do list can be structured depending on whether tasks are urgent and/or important. While the “important not urgent” model should warrant lots of attention, it’s a common mistake that the “urgent, not important” pushes back more serious matters. We need to make sure that the EU’s media strategy is seen as an “urgent and important” matter…

Yes to Erasmus4Media: 60 stakeholders support Stars4Media

This is the current list of 60 moral supporters to the ”Stars4Media” pilot project proposal. In addition to 30 media interviewed in 6 countries under the prior #Media4EU research and editorial project. The pilot project name is under consideration. ‘Erasmus4Media’ explains it well (and the root has been used, eg for ‘Erasmus for young entrepreneurs’). But other names..

Christophe Leclercq in Brazil before Presidential elections: major press coverage of his views against censorship and for ‘diluting fake news with quality’

On June 21st, in Brasilia, the EU-Brazil international seminar ‘’Fake news: Experiences and challenges”gathered Brazilian Superior Electoral Court judges, the EU Ambassador João Gomes Cravinho, key experts from Brazil and Europe, and representatives of social media platforms. Christophe Leclercq gave a keynote speech during this high-level conference, and 11 articles in Brazil and in Europe have..

Media policy

European strategy for the media sector 2019-2024

Open Letter to the president of the European Commission co-signed personally by six MEPs and six independent media experts, reacting to the EU Action Plan on disinformation published on December 5th, 2018:

Read Christophe Leclercq’s Op-Ed on how to support European media (available in EN, FR, DE): After the copyright win, what strategy for Europe’s media sector?

Since January 2018, Christophe Leclercq is one of the experts on the High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on disinformation set up by the Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.
He was also the rapporteur of the subgroup representing the press. Other subgroups gathered broadcasters, civil society, academics, and the platforms.

Read the report of the HLEG published in March 2018: Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation

You can also read his Opinion piece summarising the works of the High-Level Expert Group on disinformation of which he is a member (available in EN, FR, DE): Avoid censorship, dilute fake with quality news.

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