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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 …

European Daily newspaper goes to print

June 15, 2011 – 07:30 |

The Euro­pean Daily news web­site has enjoyed an increas­ing suc­cess. On 15 June it goes to print with ifs own con­tent. If you’re in Lon­don, Paris, Berlin or Brus­sels, keep your eyes open; you might …

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 jour­nal­ists’ trade union, SNJ.
The study, titled …

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 …

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 …

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.

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, …

Training the new generation of European journalists

April 26, 2011 – 16:33 |

In 2005, French radio reporter Lau­rence Aubron, wit­nessed her coun­try fel­low­men reject the Con­sti­tu­tional Treaty. “She was struck by the the dis­tance between the cit­i­zens and the EU and decided to try to bridge the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …