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Young people in a changing (media) climate

May 7, 2012 – 08:16 |

At 30 I’m not sure I can still count myself as a ‘young per­son’ (espe­cially as I have spent quite a bit of the last 10 years as a ‘youth worker’), but with hope­fully 50 – 70% of my life …

The Committee to Protect Journalists launches its new ranking of the top ten most censured countries

May 2, 2012 – 14:03 |

On the eve of the Word Press Free­dom Day, The Comit­tee to Pro­tect Jour­nal­ists (CPJ) pub­lishes its new rank­ing of the top 10 most cen­sured coun­tries. The report specif­i­cally points out Eritrea, North Korea, Syria.
In Eritrea, …

Le Collectif “Rio+20″ : un jalon sur la voie d’une citoyenneté mondiale à construire

May 2, 2012 – 07:33 |

Vingt ans après le pre­mier Som­met de la Terre pour un développe­ment durable, la Con­férence inter­na­tionale « RIO+20 » réu­nira les dirigeants de la planète, du 20 au 22 juin 2012, à l’extérieur de la ville de Rio …

The collective ‘Rio+20′: a milestone on the path from local to global citizenship

April 27, 2012 – 14:50 |

Twenty years after the first Earth Sum­mit for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment, the Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence “Rio +20″ will bring together world lead­ers, from 20 to 22 June 2012, out­side the city of Rio de Janeiro. A People’s Summit …

Automne 2012 : lancement du European Daily, premier quotidien européen

April 3, 2012 – 15:03 |

While today, Euro­pean media are con­fined to the Inter­net and pre­dom­i­nantly ded­i­cated to a pub­lic already well informed on Euro­pean mat­ters, Euro­pean Daily decides to swim against the tide. Bet­ting on all cit­i­zens’ inter­est and on the birth of a Euro­pean pub­lic sphere, Euro­pean Daily will launch its Euro­pean news­pa­per by Autumn 2012.

The Democratic Firm: a guarantee of journalists’ independence and media pluralism

March 26, 2012 – 14:37 | One Comment

The plu­ral­ism of media is cur­rently seri­ously endan­gered (not only) in Europe. Apart from obvi­ous polit­i­cal pres­sures and effects of media con­cen­tra­tion, jour­nal­ists are also gravely affected by the finan­cial and eco­nomic cri­sis. With a drop …

Une lettre ouverte pour une autre communication européenne

March 22, 2012 – 17:19 |

Many voices have con­demned the Euro­pean Commission’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion after the with­drawal of its video “Grow­ing together”. Beside accu­sa­tions of racist depic­tion of other cul­tures and mono­litic pic­ture of Euro­peans, jour­nal­ists from the Euros and Europe and Me rose in an open let­ter their wider con­cern for the Euro­pean pro­pa­ganda. Read more (in French) in the fol­low­ing Max­ence Peniguet’ s article.

Combler le déficit démocratique : pour une Convention constituante européenne

March 19, 2012 – 17:16 | 5 Comments

Cet arti­cle est une con­tri­bu­tion du Groupe II instauré au sein du Forum Per­ma­nent de la Société Civile, lors de sa réu­nion du 22 novem­bre 2011 en prévi­sion d’une Con­ven­tion Con­sti­tu­ante. Ce groupe était notamment chargé …

European journalists fight for statute and revaluation

March 13, 2012 – 13:07 |

Since the end of the 90’s, for­eign cor­re­spon­dent jour­nal­ists for the Euro­pean Union in Brus­sels have to deal with sev­eral issues that make their job more and more com­pli­cated. Between their social and fis­cal statute, the …

Le Soir’s probe on media independance: can we be both judge and defendant?

March 7, 2012 – 15:20 |

On Feb­ru­ary 2012, the Bel­gian news­pa­per Le Soir inquired into taboos of Bel­gian soci­ety. Among other top­ics, net surfers asked the news­pa­per to inves­ti­gate Media’ s inde­pen­dence. In the panel of inter­vie­wees, a major­ity came from media …

L’enquête du journal Le Soir sur l’indépendance des médias: peut-on être juge et partie?

March 6, 2012 – 12:46 |

Durant le mois de février, le quo­ti­dien belge Le Soir a enquêté sur l’indépendance des médias belges fran­coph­o­nes. Der­rière des posi­tions assez con­sen­suelles, une analyse à contre-courant a retenu notre atten­tion : celle de Geof­frey Geuens. Dom­mage que le bilan de l’enquête dressé par le Soir n’y fasse aucune allusion…

Pour les données publiques européennes, les journalistes belges retournent à l’école

February 23, 2012 – 14:38 |

A train­ing day on Euro­pean open data and their use by media will take place next tues­day (Feb­ru­ary 28), on the Rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Euro­pean Com­mis­sion in Belgium’s ini­tia­tive. This project aims at help­ing jour­nal­ists to …