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Strengthening direct transnational democracy– a EUtopia ?

June 28, 2013 – 14:34 |

The con­fer­ence orga­nized on the 27th of June 2013 by the Greens/EFA in the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment in Brus­sels had a dar­ing ambi­tion: to put cit­i­zens first. Shaped as a dia­logue with the audi­ence rather than …

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The French journalists’ blues

June 8, 2011 – 14:53 |

A major­ity of French jour­nal­ists fear for their jobs and the future of their pro­fes­sion accord­ing to a joint study by a pri­vate com­pany spe­cialised in eval­u­at­ing soci­etal risks – Tech­nolo­gia – and France’s biggest …

Internet as a human right

June 7, 2011 – 12:32 |

Online free expres­sion is a human right, accord­ing to a recently released UN report that explores key trends and chal­lenges to “the right of all indi­vid­u­als to seek, receive and impart infor­ma­tion and ideas of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

EU">My proposal: an interactive platform to boost pluralistic debate in EU

May 27, 2011 – 09:52 | 10 Comments

The project aims at cre­at­ing the first inter­ac­tive meet­ing place of 4 groups of key stake­hold­ers in Euro­pean Affairs: EU jour­nal­ists (cor­re­spon­dents), EU Insti­tu­tions rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Euro­pean NGO’s and National/local jour­nal­ists.
This project results from the acknowledgment …

Local level European journalism: a worthwhile challenge

May 25, 2011 – 23:09 |

Local level Euro­pean jour­nal­ism meets two jour­nal­ists’ chal­lenges : a demo­c­ra­tic chal­lenge and an eco­nomic one.
The demo­c­ra­tic chal­lenge
You may or may not be a fan of the Euro­pean Union. But there is no deny­ing that …

Citizen initiative for Media Pluralism: from Brussels to Bologna

May 19, 2011 – 12:47 |

On May 13, Euro­pean alter­na­tives and the Inter­na­tional Alliance of Jour­nal­ists invited civil soci­ety, press organ­i­sa­tions and MEPs to con­tinue their work on a Euro­pean ini­tia­tive on media plu­ral­ism, in Bologna. Social Euro­pean Jour­nal­ism was …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Europe through the Twitter lens

May 3, 2011 – 15:52 |

Today is World Press Free­dom Day, and the UN has decided to make it all about the web. So we decided to come back on that issue that has been strangely miss­ing from our White Paper (yes, we know).

On the day the World press is look­ing closely at the impact of the inter­net, we decided to right that wrong.