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Articles by Esther Durin

Executive Master in European Journalism: it’s our concern!

June 21, 2013 – 10:50 |

Mobile phone rates get­ting ever cheaper. Reas­sur­ance that any goods bought any­where in Europe can be returned within seven days at no cost. Strict hygiene and qual­ity test­ing for all our food sup­plies. Clear and trans­par­ent infor­ma­tion made avail­able to con­sumers. For all these advances and many more, we should give thanks to Euro­pean Union policies.


March 28, 2013 – 13:20 |

The Evens Foun­da­tion con­tin­u­ously aims to stim­u­late efforts to increase media lit­er­acy in Europe – mainly by rais­ing crit­i­cal aware­ness and by encour­ag­ing media cre­ativ­ity. Both of these con­tribute to the devel­op­ment of highly aware, active and respon­si­ble cit­i­zens. Subscribing …

EP Civil Liberties committee vote on a resolution draft on Media Freedom">EP Civil Liberties committee vote on a resolution draft on Media Freedom

February 20, 2013 – 11:49 |

On thurs­day 21 Feb­ru­ary, a draft res­o­lu­tion call­ing for the EU to mon­i­tor media free­dom and sup­port inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism will be put to a vote in the civil lib­er­ties com­mit­tee.
Here are the draft report …

A Memorandum for Citizenship Education

February 15, 2013 – 09:52 |

A coali­tion of more than 40 Span­ish and Euro­pean civil soci­ety organ­i­sa­tions signed a mem­o­ran­dum to the Coun­cil of Europe against Span­ish government’s project to remove cit­i­zen­ship edu­ca­tion from school. The ini­tia­tive was launched by …

Isabelle Durant, Vice-présidente du Parlement européen, soutient l’Initiative citoyenne européenne pour le pluralisme des médias

February 8, 2013 – 14:15 |

Plusieurs députés européens ont exprimé leur sou­tien et signé l’Initiative citoyenne européenne pour le plu­ral­isme des médias. Au-delà des enjeux liés à l’aboutissement de l’initiative et à la pro­tec­tion de notre droit fon­da­men­tal à une …

Martin Schulz signs European Initiative for Media Pluralism

February 8, 2013 – 10:50 |

Mar­tin Schulz, Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment, has signed online on Feb­ru­ary 5th in Stras­bourg the Euro­pean Cit­i­zens’ Ini­tia­tive for Media Plu­ral­ism.
Remem­ber­ing the role of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment in demand­ing greater EU pro­tag­o­nism in protecting …

Launch of the first European Citizens’ Initiative on Media Pluralism

February 6, 2013 – 09:53 |

On Feb­ru­ary 7th, a pan-European coali­tion of cit­i­zens and nearly one hun­dred media groups, pro­fes­sional bod­ies, Inde­pen­dent Jour­nal­ists and Civil Soci­ety Organ­i­sa­tions from across the con­ti­nent will launch the online col­lec­tion of sig­na­tures for the …

Rejoignez l’initiative européenne pour le pluralisme des médias

October 16, 2012 – 09:46 |

La sit­u­a­tion de la lib­erté et du plu­ral­isme des médias dans l’Union européenne ne cesse de se dégrader. Cer­tains pays, notam­ment la Hon­grie, souf­frent d’interférences sig­ni­fica­tives du pou­voir poli­tique, visant à con­trôler et à diriger …

Let’s join now the European Initiative for Media Pluralism

October 16, 2012 – 09:42 |

The sit­u­a­tion of media free­dom and plu­ral­ism in the Euro­pean Union is wors­en­ing. Some coun­tries, notably Hun­gary, suf­fer sig­nif­i­cant inter­fer­ence of polit­i­cal power aim­ing to con­trol and direct the media. Some, notably the UK, suffer …

The forthcoming of the European Initiative on Media Pluralism

September 10, 2012 – 10:59 |

On August 9, The Euro­pean Ini­tia­tive on Media Plu­ral­ism (EIMP) was sub­mit­ted to the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, by a Cit­i­zens’ Com­mit­tee of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Italy, Hun­garia, France, Nether­lands, Por­tu­gal, United King­dom, Bul­garia, Roma­nia and Bel­gium. Once the EIMP is approved by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, its suc­cess will strongly depend on each of us, by join­ing the call.

International artistic competition on Europe’s Become

June 20, 2012 – 13:10 |

Ate­lier Paema, Spazio Urbano Pro­tetto launches an inter­na­tional artis­tic ideas com­pe­ti­tion for the con­ser­va­tion of the future of Europe. The com­pe­ti­tion is open to all archi­tects, engi­neers, artists or stu­dents, regard­less of their nation­al­ity, until the 15th October.

GRI guidelines: for more transparency on media companies">GRI guidelines: for more transparency on media companies

June 18, 2012 – 13:06 |

In May, the Global Report­ing Ini­tia­tive (GRI) launched new guide­lines for report­ing on Media com­pa­nies’ eco­nomic, social and envi­ron­men­tal data. In a Euro­pean con­text of strong media con­cen­tra­tion and both polit­i­cal and eco­nom­i­cal threats to pluralism…