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Digital 07-02-2017

Civic tech guru: Trump, Breitbart and populism are ‘the new normal’

The election of Donald Trump in the United States, helped by the far-right opinion news site Breitbart, is not a one-off event, says Victor Fleurot, a communication expert and self-proclaimed "visual activist", in an interview with Euractiv.com.
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.
Campaign against Spain's canon AEDE law: "Linking is not a crime" [Miguel Angel Aranda (Viper)/Flickr]
Digital 01-08-2014

Spanish law raises concerns of EU-level ‘Google Tax’

Spanish newspaper publishers could soon demand fees from news aggregators like Google News for posting links to their articles. The law is the latest in a series of similar initiatives by national legislators, leaving EU stakeholders wondering if the Commission will follow suit with EU law.
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.
Public Affairs 27-04-2011

Journalist chief: Press freedom in Europe ‘not just a Hungarian problem’

Even as a growing number of challenges - including new media, the economic crisis and the rise of populist politics - are threatening the independence and viability of traditional media in Europe, quality journalism remains as necessary as ever to democracy, argues Aidan White, the former head of the International Federation of Journalists.
Brexit 27-01-2010

YouTube, EU e-commerce rules under threat

The European Commission is concerned about a draft Italian law requiring video-sharing platforms such as YouTube to check that user-generated content is lawful before it is posted. Many fear that the move - a clear breach of the E-Commerce Directive - could set a dangerous precedent for other EU countries to follow.
Public Affairs 22-01-2010

Buzek decides ‘it’s time to tweet’

European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek yesterday (21 January) launched his own Twitter account in a bid to better communicate with Europe's citizens, becoming the first president of the EU assembly to use the micro-blogging service.
Digital 19-11-2009

Europeans warming up to paid online news

The days of free online newspapers may be drawing to a close as major media owners announce their intention to impose stricter and higher pay barriers on their news services. And Europeans seem to be willing to pay for such services, according to a recent survey.
Digital 21-08-2009

EU wants media literacy to be taught in school

The European Commission is pushing member states to include media education in their compulsory curricula to help EU citizens become more active users of new media and increase their awareness of potential risks, such as privacy breeches or hidden advertisements.
Public Affairs 15-07-2009

New MEPs seen embracing social media in ‘conversation age’

The dawn of the "Conversation Age" will see more interaction between MEPs and stakeholders in the new legislature, public affairs bosses told EURACTIV, predicting that blogs and social media such as Facebook will become more influential in European politics.
Public Affairs 13-07-2009

Lobby chief: Lisbon Agenda failed to ‘dynamise’ European project

The EU's flagship Lisbon Agenda for boosting growth and jobs has failed to "dynamise and galvanise European forces" around the European project, José Lalloum, managing partner of Logos Public Affairs, told EURACTIV in an interview, calling for the strategy to be revived.
Public Affairs 13-07-2009

PA chief: New Parliament will be ‘issue-specific’

Coalitions in the European Parliament have always been "issue-specific" and will continue to be that way in the new legislature, Georg Danell, managing partner in the Brussels office of public affairs firm Kreab Gavin Anderson, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Public Affairs 13-07-2009

Consultant: UK’s Cameron ‘cannot afford’ EU isolation

Tory leader and potential future UK prime minister David Cameron will soon realise he "cannot afford" to become completely isolated in the EU after having "thrown away" British influence in the European Parliament by withdrawing Conservative MEPs from the European People's Party, Caroline Wunnerlich of consultancy Fleishman-Hillard told EURACTIV in an interview.
Public Affairs 13-07-2009

PA manager: Mix between Brussels, national capitals key to EU lobbying

National capitals are vital spheres of influence in EU decision-making and stakeholders "cannot afford not to lobby there" as well as in Brussels, Julia Harrison, managing partner of public affairs consultancy Blueprint Partners, told EURACTIV in an interview. 
Languages & Culture 03-07-2009

State TV new media ventures under EU scrutiny

Public sector broadcasters will have to prove they are not distorting the media market before launching mobile phone or internet services, according to revamped EU rules on broadcasting unveiled by the European Commission yesterday (2 July).
Public Affairs 22-05-2009

Readers ‘willing to pay for online news content’

People are prepared to pay to read newspapers online, according to a new report, which argues that increased consumer spending online is changing the mindset of Web users accustomed to getting things for free.
Public Affairs 19-05-2009

Newspapers voice fears over Google advertising

European newspapers yesterday (18 May) voiced concerns that a decision by Google News to sell advertising on the site will hit publishers' revenues. But Google denied that it was planning to introduce adverts on its European service.

Journalism professor: ‘Newsrooms must adapt to cover innovation’

Traditional media organisations are not well positioned to cover innovation, according to David Nordfors, director of the VINNOVA Research Center of Innovation Journalism at Stanford University. In an interview with EURACTIV, Nordfors said newsrooms tend to divide issues into topics like business, technology and politics, but described innovation as an horizontal issue which cuts across several topics.

Media ‘failing’ to cover innovation

Traditional media organisations are not well positioned to cover innovation, according to David Nordfors, director of the VINNOVA Research Center of Innovation Journalism at Stanford University. In an interview with EURACTIV, Nordfors said newsrooms tend to divide issues into sections like business, technology and politics, but described innovation as an horizontal issue which cuts across several topics.
Competition 09-03-2009

State TV pushing for Reding input on broadcast rules

Public service broadcasters are lobbying the European Commission to give more weight to the views of media experts in its review of the 2001 Broadcast Communication, rather than viewing it solely as a competition issue.
Languages & Culture 04-03-2009

Euronews to launch Turkish service in 2010

TV channel Euronews will launch its ninth language version - Turkish - in January 2010, in partnership with Turkey's national public broadcaster, TRT. Philippe Cayla, president of the executive board of Euronews, gave EURACTIV more details yesterday (3 March).
Digital 25-02-2009

Media regulation in the Internet age

The fast-moving world of Web-based media has long been defined by a lack of regulation, but as legislators and industry begin to grapple with reigning in the Internet, issues of state aid, freedom of expression and intellectual property have come to the fore.
Elections 04-11-2008

Ogilvy CEO: New media key to Obama campaign

Embracing innovative new communication tools on the Internet and mobile phones to engage citizens has been central to the success of Barack Obama's US presidential campaign, says Brian Fetherstonhaugh, chairman and CEO of OgilvyOne Worldwide, in an interview with EURACTIV.
Elections 04-11-2008

Interview: New media key to Obama campaign

Embracing innovative new tools on the Internet and mobile phones to engage citizens has been central to the communications success of Barack Obama's US presidential campaign, says Brian Fetherstonhaugh, chairman and CEO of OgilvyOne Worldwide, in an interview with EURACTIV.