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Freedom of thought 23-05-2017

EU states approve plans to make social media firms tackle hate speech

European Union ministers approved proposals on Tuesday (23 May) to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube tackle videos with hate speech on their platforms.

28-04-2017

NGO: Freedom of the press at lowest point in 13 years

With populism and authoritarianism on the rise in many countries, global press freedom has taken a blow. In fact, it is at its lowest point in 13 years, according to a US-funded research and advocacy organisation.

06-04-2017

News agencies join forces for EU data journalism site

AFP, the French international news agency, is joining forces with Italy's ANSA and Germany's DPA to launch a new website offering data journalism on the European Union.

22-03-2017

Erasmus4Media: Exchanging media professionals could solve sector’s crisis

European media organisations have responded to the sector's crisis by focusing on domestic markets, while online platforms confirm their global vocation. But what if the key to success was more cooperation?

21-03-2017

Wanted: New revenue models for European media

After the death of the print advertising model, news outlets are struggling to find sustainable solutions to fund quality journalism. Most publishers now diversify their activities by organising events, trying out new formats and forging long-term partnerships with the private sector.

21-03-2017

Should the EU have a media policy?

Experts in mainland Europe are counting on the EU to solve the crisis facing the media and have proposed measures varying from regulatory support to innovative programmes. But on the other side of la Manche, even pro-European outlets are sceptical about EU involvement.

20-03-2017

How traditional media can beat populism on the web 2.0

There is a dire need for the traditional media to change radically so that it can compete with social platforms in today’s information market and counter populist propaganda effectively.

20-03-2017

Challenges facing the EU media sector

The media sector in Europe is faced with a crisis of legitimacy, according to media experts from six different countries. Other challenges include concentration movements, misinformation about Europe and what EU reporting will be like after Brexit.

15-03-2017

European media ‘deeply regrets’ EU plans to ditch search engine payouts

European media groups voiced concern Tuesday (14 March) that the European Union could ditch plans to force search engines like Google to pay them when their content is used.

13-03-2017

Polish media caught between government, advertisers and Donald Tusk

The Polish media sector is struggling to innovate under increasing government pressure. Three leading publications from different parts of the political spectrum explained some of these tensions during the #Media4EU series.

20-02-2017

Malta’s new draft law raises concerns over internet freedom

Several thousand people took to the streets of Malta on Sunday (19 February) to protest against a new bill that is expected to force online news sites to register with the government.

Digital 14-02-2017

Commission to ‘look seriously’ at Euronews mess

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission has finally decided to “look seriously” at the many problems plaguing Euronews, the TV station created in 1992 as a “European response” to CNN, according to official letters seen by Euractiv.com.

Enlargement 19-12-2016

Turkish purges exposed by Council of Europe

The breadth and depth of the purges carried out following the coup attempt in Turkey was exposed today (19 December), after the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly published facts and figures showing the extent of the crackdown.

Press Freedom
Digital 13-12-2016

Study: Turkey leads rise in journalist detentions

The number of journalists detained worldwide rose in 2016, an increase related to Turkey where more than 100 journalists and media contributors are in jail, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said yesterday (12 December).

Digital 08-12-2016

Euronews journalists, technicians clash with management

Euronews journalists passed a no-confidence vote in the broadcasters’ management and adopted a statement saying that their media could no longer be seen as an independent and balanced voice.

19-09-2016

EURACTIV launches The Brief

EURACTIV.com has today launched The Brief, a straight-talking, sassy evening newsletter, brimming with incisive insight and commentary.

Digital 29-08-2016

Brussels pays tribute to veteran Guardian reporter

Politicians and journalists in Brussels joined Monday (29 August) in paying tribute to the Guardian’s veteran correspondent, Ian Traynor, who died of cancer over the weekend.

Smartphone
Digital 05-05-2015

News industry turning mobile, US study shows

SPECIAL REPORT / The news industry is struggling with a shift to mobile, getting scant revenues as more readers turn to smartphones and tablets for information, according to new research published in April.

Silvio Berlusconi & Rupert Murdoch partner on new transatlantic media
Public Affairs 01-04-2015

Murdoch and Berlusconi partner on transatlantic media, announce EURACTIV and Roll Call takeover

Silvio Berlusconi’s MediaSet and Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp are poised to set the transatlantic news agenda and dominate both the EU and the US media space.

#Media4EU
Digital 04-02-2015

Former Commissioners back strategy for EU media

The EU should help encourage a better business environment for pan-European media and help it develop new technology pilots, former Commissioners told an event on sustainable media staged in the Parliament last week (29 January).

#Media4EU event, 29 January 2015
Digital 02-02-2015

As it happened: Six to-dos for sustainable European media

How can independent media survive across Europe? EURACTIV releases six recommendations in January 2015 for a more effective EU strategy towards media and the fourth estate.

Social media
Digital 27-01-2015

Commission: Beware digital media’s tribal lure

Digitisation poses a danger to media diversity and the EU should focus as much on content and quality as access issues within the European Commission’s digital single market strategy, a senior EU executive claimed recently.

Screenshot of Blendle, tipped as game changer on media innovation
Digital 20-01-2015

7 experts on Europe’s biggest media innovators

The media's search for new business models and the potential of new and social media has brought about a wave of enterprises and entrepreneurs across EU member states. What are Europe’s most innovative news applications and initiatives? EURACTIV asked the experts.

Public Affairs 03-06-2010

Commission admits it must do ‘much better’ on communications

The European Commission should do "much better" at communicating European issues to citizens, Claus Sørensen, director-general of the EU executive's communications department, said this week (1 June), admitting that Brussels bureaucracy was hindering its efforts.