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Do digital media favor the creation of a European public sphere ?

June 20, 2011 – 15:40 |

Intranet, social net­works, blog­ging and micro-blogging… The dig­i­tal media dis­tin­guish them­selves by the fast and transna­tional dis­sem­i­na­tion of infor­ma­tion. Euro­pean infor­ma­tion strug­gles to carve out a place in tra­di­tional media. Web 2.0 pro­vides it a new scope …

How to embody European Union in the Media?

June 6, 2011 – 12:55 |

For a major­ity of us, Euro­pean Union is like a UFO: some­one told us it exists but we can’t really visu­alise… Find our way in the Euro­pean machine actu­ally asks for ped­a­gogy efforts from jour­nal­ists.
To make their …

How to reconnect European correspondents to their local newsroom?

May 30, 2011 – 10:12 |

In many cases, cor­re­spon­dents find them­selves iso­lated from their national and regional news­rooms. They suf­fer from a lack of recog­ni­tion and meet the great­est dif­fi­cul­ties to con­vince edi­tors of the impor­tance of their work. Infor­ma­tion is …

Should Europe be part of the schoolteachers’ training?

May 16, 2011 – 15:13 |

Euro­pean affairs is more than a jour­nal­ists’ inter­est. It is about the daily-life of every cit­i­zens. Euro­peans should be able to under­stand what is at stake. To that end they need to know how the EU

Public broadcasters on the Web: for or against?

May 2, 2011 – 11:43 |

In the White paper in sup­port of a civic and social Euro­pean jour­nal­ism, we regret the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of Euro­pean Pub­lic ser­vice media, caught up in a twin strug­gle for their eco­nomic and insti­tu­tional inde­pen­dence. Among other proposals, …

Should the coverage of European affairs become a part of public broadcasters’ missions?

April 18, 2011 – 09:43 |

The num­bers of Brus­sels cor­re­spon­dents are freefalling and the cov­er­age of inter­na­tional news and pol­i­tics is increas­ingly lim­ited in European media.

Pub­lic broad­cast­ers, in every Mem­ber State, have a set of oblig­a­tions to ful­fil. More­over they aim at …

Should media pluralism be legally guaranteed?

April 11, 2011 – 12:59 |

Free­dom and plu­ral­ism of the media are already included in the Char­ter of Fun­da­men­tal Rights of the Euro­pean Union. How­ever, the Char­ter merely states they should “be respected” (art. 11. 2).
The Hun­gar­ian media law, the situation …

Is European information a specialists’ affair?

March 28, 2011 – 10:28 |

The Euro­pean jour­nal­ism is gen­er­ally con­sid­ered as a spe­cial­ity, by those who prac­tice it as by their col­leagues. News­rooms have their Mis­ter Europe.
We don’t dis­pute the use­ful­ness of cor­re­spon­dents’ work, behind the scenes in Brus­sels.Jour­nal­ism on institutions …

Does the internet’s interactivity foster the European debate?

March 22, 2011 – 13:55 |

The inter­net and social media have had a tremen­dous impact on jour­nal­ism and Euro­pean jour­nal­ism. Be it on news web­site, blogs or social net­works, Euro­pean infor­ma­tion can be found all over the web. Nowa­days, Euro­pean Commissioners …

Are NGOs communication or information producers?

March 14, 2011 – 20:10 |

Euro­pean NGOs have local con­tacts in every Euro­pean region and are linked to grass­roots play­ers. For sev­eral decades,they have played an increas­ingly impor­tant role in soci­ety. In Brus­sels, they join forces in major groups, work­ing and …

TV politically neutral?">Is Europarl TV politically neutral?

March 7, 2011 – 16:38 |

The EuroparlTV edi­to­r­ial char­ter states: “The chan­nel shall ensure that the plu­ral­ity of opin­ion in the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment is reflected, with due respect to the rel­a­tive strengths of the polit­i­cal groups, in accor­dance with a neutral, …

Should Community-Based Media be supported by Member States?

February 28, 2011 – 14:48 |

Community-based Media should be given access, at cost price, to the audio­vi­sual infra­struc­ture and fre­quen­cies (TV, radio) nec­es­sary in the Mem­ber States.