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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…

Social and civic media: from mediatisation to mediation

February 8, 2012 – 21:23 |

What we gen­er­ally do when we speak about media is analyse their role as government’s supporter/government’s tool, or on the con­trary, as a full force of oppo­si­tion. In each case, media and polit­i­cal play­ers both monopolise …

Press: are we condemned to say goodbye?

November 29, 2011 – 14:13 |

In a recent inter­view for the Swiss daily La Tri­bune, the Pres­i­dent of the World Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Organ­i­sa­tion, Fran­cis Gurry, declared that ‘ in a few years, we won’t find news­pa­pers any­more, not as we know them …

Médias sociaux : institutions et journalistes européens, même combat?

November 2, 2011 – 12:51 |

One year after the Euro­pean Coun­cil and its Pres­i­dent, Her­man Van Rompuy, both cre­ated their twit­ter account and increased their com­mu­ni­ca­tion on social net­works, the Council’s Press ser­vice organ­ised a sem­i­nar on the impact of social media on jour­nal­ism. Its con­clu­sion? For the Euro­pean insti­tu­tions and most of the Euro­pean jour­nal­ists, social media still rep­re­sent the big bad wolf !
By Max­ence Peniguet

Why do they study European journalism? ‘We are all concerned by European matters’

October 28, 2011 – 15:33 |

We all know that Europe is more and more impor­tant and that most of the polit­i­cal deci­sions at the local level come directly or indi­rectly from Europe and its institutions. It is why you can nowadays …

A new task for the European Audiovisuel Observatory?

September 13, 2011 – 19:40 |

I recently came across the French soci­ol­o­gist Patrick Champagne’s intro­duc­tion to one edi­tion of the review Actes, ded­i­cated to rela­tions between jour­nal­ism and econ­omy.
Patrick Cham­pagne explains how jour­nal­ism is the first social cir­cle that took …

Viviane Reding: the confiscation of information as strategy of communication?

June 1, 2011 – 13:35 | 2 Comments

In an inter­view for New Europe, on 3 Jan­u­ary 2010, the new Com­mis­sioner for Jus­tice, Fun­da­men­tal Rights and Cit­i­zen­ship, Viviane Red­ing, exposed her vision of EU Com­mu­ni­ca­tion: “So we, politi­cians, must cre­ate good sto­ries, have a clear …

Istepec: “a professional revolution” says teacher

May 18, 2011 – 10:26 |

In the white paper, we claim that schools now face three inter­re­lated challenges:

offer­ing lively and prac­ti­cal courses on insti­tu­tional Europe,
stim­u­lat­ing active cit­i­zen­ship and encour­ag­ing inter­cul­tural meet­ings, and
hor­i­zon­tal Euro­pean integration.

Today, teach­ing Europe is often lim­ited to courses on …

European associations changing journalists’ job

May 5, 2011 – 15:23 |

On 10 March, the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment adopted a writ­ten dec­la­ra­tion on estab­lish­ing Euro­pean Statutes for Mutu­als, Asso­ci­a­tions and Foun­da­tions.
The Euro­pean Civic Forum got involved by organ­is­ing a pub­lic hear­ing on this issue on 28 April. The forum seems …

The future of European information and public broadcasters hand in hand

April 18, 2011 – 09:43 |

In the White paper we invite the EU to encour­age Mem­ber States to put Euro­pean infor­ma­tion in the pub­lic broad­cast­ers’ mis­sion. But how can this be done?
While the Euro­pean insti­tu­tions expressed many times their attach­ment to …

Writing about Europe, a boring story?

April 15, 2011 – 12:44 |

The only bor­ing thing about cov­er­ing Euro­pean affairs is the recur­rent cliché that states that Euro­pean affairs are tedious!
The argu­ment was once again dis­cussed in the frame­work of the Inter­na­tional Jour­nal­ism Fes­ti­val in Peru­gia (Italy). The …