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April Newsletter – Skills for media & EU policy priorities

  Dear Friend, After what will likely be “difficult” EU elections, what should 2019 be about? We believe it should focus on big ideas, notably democracy, as well as the revival of the media sector. Moving on from fighting fake news, cybersecurity and – rightly – from challenging dominant social platforms. In relation to these..

Training European professionals in 21st century public policy and communication skills

Fondation EURACTIV and its media partner have trained around 1000 people over the years, mostly young media professionals. The foundation’s former Secretary General tries to draw some lessons from this experience, before the think-do tank embarks on new programmes. Training for life / Life long learning / Training by doing /Train the trainers These are..

March Newsletter – Digital Media: thinking ahead to online democracy

©Artwork by Hayati’nin Evreni – “Six Tuscan Poets”, Giorgio Vasari – see it here on Instagram     Dear  Friend, As readers of this newsletter and media policy experts, you will surely have a view on: a) the following terminology issue which troubles me; b) what priority we deserve under the next EU mandate. There is growing evidence that the current reference to ‘platforms’ is too..

Blockchain-based technologies could resolve media’s financing challenge

Fondation EURACTIV interviewed Gagik Yeghiazarian, CEO and co-founder of PUBLIQ, 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, govern, manage and..

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 not only to ever-changing technologies, but also to a moving political environment and new reader habits. In this context, a smart alliance of private and public funders is necessary to act nimbly. With this in mind, the European Journalism Centre and Fondation..

Lutte contre la désinformation : une stratégie européenne et francophone

Lutte contre la désinformation 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..

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European strategy for the media sector 2019-2024

The Open Letter to the president of the European Commission is accessible at the links below. Six MEPs and six independent media experts co-signed it personally. The letter is a reaction to the EU Action Plan on disinformation published on December 5th, 2018:

Christophe Leclercq’s Op-Ed on how to support European media is available in EN, FR, DEAfter 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. Moreover, other subgroups gathered broadcasters, civil society, academics, and the platforms.

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

You can also read the 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.