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Media 23-11-2022

Mediapart censorship lays bare EU press freedom deterioration

A French court decision halting the publication of an investigation by Mediapart into political corruption has roused lawyers and other media outlets who say it goes against the main principles of French and EU press law.
China 08-11-2022

Charles Michel speech to major China trade expo cancelled over censorship

A speech by EU Council head Charles Michel scheduled to be broadcast at the opening of a major Chinese trade fair was abruptly cancelled due to wrangling over censorship, diplomats told AFP Tuesday (8 November).
Media 07-11-2022

Musk lays out Twitter mission, sparks debate on content accuracy

Twitter Inc's new CEO Elon Musk said on 6 November the social media platform's mission was to become the most accurate source of information, sparking debate about how it would achieve that and who determines what is accurate.
Global Europe 14-10-2022

Turkey introduces jail terms for ‘fake news’

Turkey's parliament on Thursday (13 October) approved a tough pre-election law that could see reporters and social media users jailed for up to three years for spreading "fake news".
Global Europe 19-07-2022

Russian independent TV Rain announces relaunch from abroad

The liberal-leaning Russian independent TV station Dozhd (TV Rain) resumed broadcasting on Monday evening (18 July) from abroad after being forced to shut its Moscow studio following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Global Europe 16-06-2022

US funds VPN companies to help Russians evade censorship

The US government has pushed new, increased funding into three technology companies since the start of the Ukraine conflict to help Russians sidestep censors and access Western media, according to five people familiar with the situation.
Disinformation 25-05-2022

Russian parliament passes bill allowing Moscow to close Western news bureaus

Russia's parliament on 24 May passed a bill giving prosecutors powers to shut foreign media bureaus in Moscow if a Western country has been "unfriendly" to Russian media, following the closure of some Russian state news outlets in the West.
Global Europe 10-03-2022

Letting state TV dominate, Russia chokes free media

Russia has moved to throttle independent media after its invasion of Ukraine, allowing state television to dominate the airwaves with broadcasting that relentlessly promotes Russian successes and carefully toes the Kremlin line.
Facebook has told the Irish Data Protection Commission that a breach involving the personal information of 533 million users worldwide took place prior to the entry into force of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, and therefore the company 'chose not to notify' the violation to the authorities.
Central Asia 02-11-2021

Meta and Kazakhstan spar over Facebook control

Facebook owner Meta Platforms and the government of Kazakhstan issued contradictory statements on Tuesday (2 November) after the Kazakh government announced that it had been granted exclusive access to the social network's content reporting system.
China 23-09-2021

Xiaomi says its smartphones do not censor users following Lithuania report

China's Xiaomi Corp said on Wednesday (22 September) that its devices do not censor users' communications, a day after Lithuania's Defence Ministry recommended that consumers avoid Chinese phones due to a censoring feature in the smartphone giant's flagship phone.
Technology 17-09-2021

Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

Alphabet's Google and Apple have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the US tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs.
Global Europe 27-05-2021

Navalny sues prison for censoring his newspapers

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, speaking in a court appearance via videolink, on Wednesday (26 May) accused the prison where is being held of censoring his newspapers by cutting out articles.
Media 11-05-2021

EU Parliament to counter lawsuits designed to silence journalists, NGOs

The European Parliament’s committees dealing with legal affairs (JURI), civil liberties and home affairs (LIBE) met on Tuesday (11 May) to prepare a report on combating lawsuits aimed at intimidating journalists and civil society organisations in the EU.
Technology 31-03-2021

MEPs urged to reject Commission’s ‘anti-free speech’ proposal to monitor terror online

The European Commission is seeking to offer some comfort and reassurance after 61 organisations urged EU lawmakers in an open letter to reject the proposed EU regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online, which is due to be voted on in Parliament on 28 April.
Media 14-01-2021

Slovenia resumes funding news agency after EU warning

The Slovenian government said on Thursday (14 January) it had restored the financing of national news agency STA after Brussels warned against any attempt to pressure public media outlets.

Protesters clash with police at Paris protest against police violence

Hundreds of black-clad protesters clashed with police at the end of a demonstration against police violence in Paris on Saturday (28 November) after masked protesters launched fireworks at police lines, put up barricades and threw stones.
Global Europe 15-05-2020

Russia probes FT, NYT after virus death toll reports

Russia on Thursday (14 May) launched a probe into the Financial Times and the New York Times after the newspapers said local authorities could be vastly under-reporting deaths from the coronavirus in the country.
EU-China 08-05-2020

Commission defends agreeing to Chinese censorship

The EU on Thursday (7 May) defended agreeing to let Beijing censor an article by European ambassadors published in Chinese media to remove a reference to the coronavirus originating in China.
Technology 30-05-2019

Digital Brief: ‘No letting down the guard’

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Internet governance 28-05-2019

Kramp-Karrenbauer faces backlash over ‘censorship’ calls

A broad debate should be held on the possible regulation of political views expressed online, the leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), said on Monday. But she faced an immediate backlash, with some accusing her of advocating censorship.
Global Europe 11-03-2019

Thousands protest again law to create autonomous Russian internet

Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities on Sunday (10 March) to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years.
#Media4EU 16-03-2018

Avoid censorship, dilute fake with quality news

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.
The Commission and Member States should start looking carefully at the developments in blockchain technology.
copyright 28-11-2017

Benifei: Embed blockchain in copyright reform

Blockchain technology can provide a win-win-win between the fight against censorship, verified traceability of digital artworks, and a fair remuneration for its creators. The copyright reform debate is a good opportunity to embed blockchain and create a better regulatory framework, argues Brando Benifei.
Technology 21-11-2017

MEP Michał Boni: ‘We have to win the war against fake news’

The Internet has democratised the world but the side effects of this democratisation are the success of fake news and the campaign of organised disinformation, MEP Michał Boni argues in an interview with EURACTIV Poland.