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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 …

AFP’s independence in danger">AFP’s independence in danger

June 8, 2011 – 15:03 |

On 26 May 2011, the trade unions called their col­leagues from the French news agency AFP to strike for 24 hours. This was a reac­tion to a pri­vate bill of the pres­i­dent of the Com­mis­sion of cultural …

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 there.
The aim was …

Defending media pluralism by monitoring threats in the Member States

April 20, 2011 – 15:02 |

On March 31, civil soci­ety and press organ­i­sa­tions, along with MEPs and jour­nal­ists gath­ered for a work­shop on Media plu­ral­ism in Europe. In the com­ing weeks, we will run sev­eral sto­ries on this vital issue, also …

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 …

Argentina’s take on guaranteeing media plurality

March 25, 2011 – 17:15 |

While we are only dis­cussing (here and there) in our White Paper a way to guar­an­tee media plu­ral­ity. A new law in Argentina is already fur­ther steps ahead with its new Law on Audio­vi­sual Media Services.

The new Hungarian media council : a danger for the freedom of speech?

February 7, 2011 – 15:08 |

On Decem­ber 20, the Hun­gar­ian press lib­erty col­lapsed. Indeed, the Hun­gar­ian Par­lia­ment decided to pass a new law on media. This law allows a five-people media coun­cil to pun­ish jour­nal­ists who go too far, jour­nal­ists who work …