#Media4EU Archives

  • News agencies hail ‘major step’ by EU to make net giants pay for news

    08-05-2018

    News agencies welcomed Monday (7 May) what they called a "major step" by the EU parliament's legal committee asking internet giants to pay for press articles.

  • European Commission raids offices in sports broadcasting investigation

    11-04-2018

    The European Commission yesterday (10 April) raided the offices of a number of companies involved in sports broadcasting rights, including a unit of Rupert Murdoch's Fox, as part of an investigation into a possible cartel.

  • RSF tackles fake news with media certification

    04-04-2018

    The NGO Reporters Without Borders wants to create a reliable media certification to limit the spread of fake news. EURACTIV.fr reports.

  • Avoid censorship, dilute fake with quality news

    16-03-2018

    The EU High-Level Expert Group on ‘fake news’ published its report with recommendations earlier this week. Christophe Leclercq, one of its members, offers his views on its potential impact ahead of the 2019 EU elections, and why it matters to the media sector.

  • Tackling Fake News: To be continued

    Digital 12-03-2018

    Fake news has been blamed for the election of Trump, the Brexit vote and the rise of populist parties in Europe. A High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on fake news has been set up by the European Commission to suggest how to address the problem. Žiga Turk, one of the members, shares his comments on their Final Report, released earlier today (March 12).

  • Reporters face obstacle run in corruption-hit Bulgaria

    23-02-2018

    Cartoonist Hristo Komarnitski and his colleagues had no illusions: launching a satirical journal was always going to be tricky in Bulgaria, new holder of the EU presidency but also ranked as the bloc's worst press freedom violator.

  • Cybersecurity Act – the EU can do better than this

    Cybersecurity 20-02-2018

    The EU wants to establish European benchmarks for IT security. However, the proposed measures will slow down innovative companies and detach the EU from international cybersecurity efforts, writes Naemi Denz.

     

  • Ukraine flags scandalous pro-Russian reporting by Euronews

    Europe's East 25-01-2018

    Ukraine's Ambassador to the EU has sent letters to the European Commission expressing shock about a "positive" Euronews feature that showed a Russian army initiative that trains children in Crimea how to defuse landmines.

  • The EU’s fake news fraud

    23-01-2018

    The war against fake news is exaggerated and overwrought. If anything, European policymakers are engaging in their own form of dishonest, hysterical yellow news policymaking, argues William Echikson.

  • Fake news affects all of us – the debate should reflect all voices

    Digital 06-12-2017

    We have all had our fill of references to ‘fake news’ – to the point that we are no longer sure what it means. However, that should not blind us to the fact that significant issues are at stake in the digital world, writes Noel Curran.

  • Fake news panic. Need for EU action?

    Digital 24-11-2017

    The discussion of public and private funding must be on the top of any media agenda including how to tackle fake news, writes Renate Schroeder. Investing in resources and staff is a prerequisite for responsible reporting.

  • The trouble with fighting fakes with facts

    Digital 24-11-2017

    Europe's fight against disinformation requires a trust in legitimate media, writes Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck.

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