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Technology 08-02-2022

EU has a long way to go on diversity in the media sector, lawmaker says

When it comes to progress on diversity and inclusion (D&I) both on and off-screen, MEP Evin Incir told EURACTIV, the EU has a long way to go before its words, contained in a number of strategies and action plans, turn into action.
Media 21-10-2021

MEPs call for stronger support for the media sector

A resolution to support the EU’s media sector in the “Digital Decade”, including better protecting media freedom and safeguarding independence has passed by a large majority in the European Parliament.
Media 18-10-2021

Sharp rise in attacks against female journalists in 2021, report shows

Attacks against female journalists increased by 16.7% in Europe in the first nine months of this year compared to the total recorded throughout 2020, according to a new report by the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ).
Media 26-08-2021

German publisher Axel Springer to acquire US news website Politico

Axel Springer said on Thursday (26 August) it will acquire US political news website Politico, as the German publisher stitches together a global network of digital news operations.
Media 15-07-2021

New bill threatens to further narrow Poland’s media landscape

A new bill submitted to the Polish parliament last week (7 July) would place restrictions on the granting of broadcasting licenses, raising concerns that this is the latest instalment in a narrowing of press freedom in the country.
Media 29-03-2021

Orbán’s influence on the media is without rival in Hungary

The state of Hungary’s media has become the focus of intense public debate at home and across Europe after the national Media Council, run exclusively by people from the ruling Fidesz party, revoked the opposition Klubrádió’s frequency in February. EURACTIV's media partner Telex takes stock of the country's media landscape.
Media 10-03-2021

Beyond Brussels policies: leadership for Europe’s news media sector

EU initiatives from last December may help renew the news media sector, if implemented fast and jointly. In an open letter, Christoph Leclercq, Marc Sundermann and Paolo Cesarini call for leadership from Berlin, Paris and the Council, and from the press leaders themselves.
Media 04-03-2021

European Commission pledges support for struggling media sector

The European Commission is set to implement an action plan to support Europe’s media sector, which is facing an economic crisis, Vera Jourova, Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency told a EURACTIV event on Wednesday (3 March). “Strengthening media freedom...
Non-discrimination 18-12-2020

Media advocate: Quotas could boost diversity in newsrooms

Europe’s newsrooms are still predominantly white and middle-class, though societies are changing at a rapid speed. In Germany, Neue deutsche Medienmacher*innen, an association of media professionals, advocates for more diversity in the media. EURACTIV spoke to Tina Adomako, board member of...
Non-discrimination 26-11-2020

Media reporting on COVID-19 set pace for discrimination

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, discussions on racism, especially anti-Asian racism, have been brought back into the media spotlight and agenda. However, anti-Asian hate continues to spread online.
Non-discrimination 25-11-2020

Diversity in media sector: Still lots of room for improvement

Europe’s newsrooms are still predominantly white and middle-class, though societies are changing at a rapid speed. Experts are calling on the sector to change and enable journalists to reflect the society they are reporting about.
Non-discrimination 23-11-2020

Media society and non-discrimination: Are we doing enough?

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You can also read the Special Report in Romanian. Racist harassment, violence, and discriminatory ethnic profiling are commonplace in Europe, which increases the importance of the role of the media in exposing discrimination based on ethnic origin. Over the years,...
Media 05-05-2020

Commission mulls ‘innovative financial solutions’ to back EU media sector

The European Commission is mulling over plans to introduce 'new and innovative financial solutions' to support the sustainability of the EU's media sector amid the current health crisis.