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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 …

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 courses on …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Guaranteeing media pluralism: better the devil you know?

April 11, 2011 – 13:00 |
Lorenzo Consoli

In our White Paper, we offered to replace the Arti­cle 11. 2 of the Char­ter of Fun­da­men­tal Rights of the Euro­pean Union by a legally bind­ing arti­cle guar­an­tee­ing free­dom and plu­ral­ism of the media.
For­mer Pres­i­dent of the …

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 …

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 …

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.