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Digital 24-08-2018

UK Digital Minister seeks ‘vital’ Brexit mobility agreement for broadcasters

The UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, and Media Jeremy Wright on Wednesday (August 22) responded to concerns that Britain's broadcasting sector would be negatively impacted by Brexit, noting that broadcasting is a "vital part of what Britain offers the world."
Elections 11-06-2018

Fake news law on the back-burner in France

The debate on the controversial draft law on “fake news” is set to continue in France but the law will not be adopted before July. Meanwhile, Brussels refuses to legislate this sensitive subject.  EURACTIV.fr reports.
Freedom of thought 01-06-2018

Poland continues purging history books to the beat of PiS drum

Poland, and the ruling PiS party in particular, attaches great importance to history. It is therefore no wonder that it continues to change its history and the names of those who made it, with the help of the state-controlled media. EURACTIV's media partner Gazeta Wyborcza reports.
#Media4EU 04-04-2018

RSF tackles fake news with media certification

The NGO Reporters Without Borders wants to create a reliable media certification to limit the spread of fake news. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Enlargement 21-09-2017

Serbian media under political pressure

One of Serbia's most important and most popular local weeklies, Vranje's Novine Vranjske, was shut down after management failed to settle its taxes. EURACTIV.rs reports.
Freedom of thought 03-05-2017

Council of Europe blasts moves to turn public TV into state broadcasting

Public service broadcasting in Europe is under threat, the Council of Europe said yesterday, ahead of the World Press Freedom Day (3 May), a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom.
Global Europe 11-01-2017

Thinking about propaganda

Propaganda speaks the language of reason, even when its goal is to mislead, writes Jacob L. Shapiro.
Central Europe 16-12-2016

Poland moves to limit media access to parliament

A Polish plan to curb media access to parliament spurred widespread protests by non-state media on Friday (16 December), amid concern the government is intent on curtailing freedom of press.
Brexit 14-07-2016

Why the Remain camp is also to blame for Brexit

The Leave campaign won the EU referendum based on racist incitement, audacious lies and unrealistic promises it never intended to keep. Remain campaigners and voters have to acknowledge that they played a major role in enabling Brexit, writes Ragnar Weilandt.
Brexit 18-05-2016

Watchdog condemns Sun’s misleading ‘Queen Backs Brexit’ headline

Britain's press regulator ruled Wednesday (18 May) that The Sun newspaper was "misleading" in suggesting that Queen Elizabeth II backs leaving the EU in next month's referendum - although the tabloid stood by its story.
Enlargement 01-03-2016

Turkey closes media outlets seized from Gulen-linked owner

Turkish authorities have shut down media businesses seized last year from Koza Ipek Holding, a conglomerate linked to a US-based preacher accused of plotting against President Tayyip Erdoğan, according to an exchange filing.
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Future Media Lab 2016

Technology and Media: Shaping the Future of Audience Engagement – Future Media Lab’s 2016 Annual Conference

The sixth Future Media Lab. conference took place on 26 January 2016 in Brussels.
Enlargement 12-01-2016

‘Closed’ Serbian news agency with ties to government still publishing

Tanjug, the state-owned news agency in Serbia, is still publishing two months after it should have closed down, in line with EU-backed media reforms. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 08-12-2015

Serbia’s defence minister fired over sexist slur on journalist

Serbia's defence minister was to be dismissed Monday, after making a sexist remark to a female journalist that prompted a storm of criticism in the Balkan country. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Digital 14-07-2015

A European media champion?

We have European champions in the automobile industry, in aerospace, in pharmaceuticals, but not in media, writes Philip Geddes. 
Energy 08-04-2015

Kyiv challenges oligarch’s grip on energy sector

Ukraine's judicial authorities moved to curb the influence of the super-rich yesterday (7 April) by challenging tenders that gave leading businessmen control over key power companies under ousted president Viktor Yanukovich.
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EU Priorities 2020 10-02-2015

Media4EU: EU strategy for independent and sustainable media

Europe’s media are facing dual crises: economic and digital. Tackling the economic challenges is getting critical in many ways, and also in the EU’s self-interest. Just like for any other key EU sector, the Juncker Commission could indeed trigger sector-strategic thinking, while refraining from interference and/or bailing out the sector.
Marianne Thyssen

Commission wants to fund Greek media

The European Commission has proposed to help 1,633 media workers in Greece in sectors such as publishing, programming and broadcasting who have been made redundant, via the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).
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Public Affairs 16-01-2015

Working with the Brussels press

The Yellow Academy is a series of 7 workshops on EU lobbying and communication with a strong focus on case studies.
Andrew Duff, former MEP and former president of the Union of European Federalists (UEF) [European Parliament]
EU Priorities 2020 16-12-2014

Turkey’s EU accession negotiations should now be suspended

Tuesday’s (16 December) meeting of the General Affairs Council is going to have to take a fresh look at the EU’s deteriorating relationship with Turkey. Turkey’s EU Accession Negotiations should now be suspended, writes Andrew Duff.
Digital 13-02-2014

Current ‘Libor’ regulation is a threat to financial journalism

Financial reporting could fall under the scope of the  proposed Libor regulation on financial benchmarks, undermining the role played by journalists. EU regulators must recognise this and exempt the media from the regulation, writes Angela Mills Wade.
Languages & Culture 02-05-2012

Women stereotypes: Time for a reflection within the media

As the European Union considers imposing binding quotas for women on companies' boards, similar instruments should also be envisaged for media boards, argues Klaus Heeger.

Reding: ‘Companies don’t take protection of personal data seriously enough’

Recent data protection breaches involving Apple and Sony show that "the protection of personal data doesn't work properly," says the EU commissioner in charge of justice and fundamental rights Viviane Reding. In a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV, she also discusses other issues such as EU communications, media funding, Roma discrimination and gender quotas.
Public Affairs 27-04-2011

EU press needs public support too, says media expert

Traditional media companies have suffered from the financial crisis and the emergence of the Internet, while the EU press in Brussels must also keep on its toes and needs public support "now more than ever," according to Aidan White, former head of the International Federation of Journalists.