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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 …

UE de ses citoyens, mais comment ?">Rapprocher l’UE de ses citoyens, mais comment ?

March 23, 2012 – 13:48 |

Arti­cle rédigé le 7 juillet 2011

Le « déficit démoc­ra­tique » de l’Union européenne
Com­ment rap­procher l’Europe de ses citoyens et réduire le « déficit démoc­ra­tique » de l’Union et ses insti­tu­tions ? Que faire pour ren­forcer la « démoc­ra­tie représen­ta­tive », c’est-à-dire améliorer l’image et la …

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 …

Towards a pan-European list for next Euro-elections!

February 17, 2012 – 16:43 |

On March 14, Mem­bers of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment will vote on a pro­posal estab­lish­ing new vot­ing rules for their elec­tion by Euro­pean cit­i­zens. Among other improvements, it would allow cit­i­zens to vote for a transna­tional list of MEPs …

Fundación para el Periodismo: ‘stimulate a better journalism practice’

February 13, 2012 – 19:27 |

The Fun­dación para el Peri­odismo(Boli­vian Foun­da­tion for Jour­nal­ism) was founded in 2008, by the Aso­ciación de Peri­odis­tas de la Paz — APLP (Asso­ci­a­tion of Jour­nal­ists of La Paz) and the Aso­ciación Nacional de la Prensa – ANP (National Press …

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 …

Hiérarchie de l’information: le Parlement européen va élire son nouveau président mais personne ne le sait

January 16, 2012 – 10:24 |
Hiérarchie de l’information: le Parlement européen va élire son nouveau président mais personne ne le sait

Tomor­row, Jerzy Buzek will leave the pres­i­dency of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment. One of its three poten­tial suc­ces­sors — Mar­tin Schulz, Diana Wal­lis et Nirj Deva– will be elected this week. But glanc­ing at most of national gen­er­al­ist media, we …

Citizens for Europe: ‘Giving a voice to the European civil society’

November 30, 2011 – 19:25 |

The Pro­posal papers ‘Beat­ing poverty’ are first intended to Euro­pean deci­sion mak­ers. But they are not an iso­lated expe­ri­ence within the Euro­pean civil soci­ety and are also meant to be shared and dis­cussed with other …

Journalists and NGOs join their forces to beat poverty

November 30, 2011 – 19:24 |

Five local Euro­pean asso­ci­a­tions and a school of jour­nal­ism joined their respec­tive expe­ri­ences and skills to elab­o­rate a book of polit­i­cal pro­pos­als against poverty and exclu­sion, adressed to civil soci­ety, media and Euro­pean deci­sion mak­ers. 
Jour­nal­ists, par­tic­u­larly those …

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 …

SGI)">Make ‘Information for citizens’ a European Service of General Interest (SGI)

November 14, 2011 – 10:03 | One Comment


The recog­ni­tion of the essen­tial role played by a broad range of media in spread­ing inde­pen­dent, plu­ral­ist and high qual­ity infor­ma­tion on Europe


Replace, in all new offi­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion and all new polit­i­cal deci­sions on SGIs, ‘pub­lic service …

Préciser la notion de pluralisme et inscrire le droit à l’information européenne dans la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne

November 11, 2011 – 16:15 | One Comment

Garan­tir le plu­ral­isme interne de l’information

Mod­i­fier l’article 11, 2. de la Charte des droits fon­da­men­taux de l’Union européenne :

Rem­placer : « 2. La lib­erté des médias et leur plu­ral­isme sont respec­tés. »
Par « 2. La lib­erté des médias et leur …