Internet Advocates share their concerns with the European Commission’s Copyright Proposal

June 26, 2017 / by Maud Sacquet, project-disco.org On 15 June 2017, the European Commission’s Digital Vice President Andrus Ansip “lamented Parliament divisions on issues ranging from hyperlinking to text and data mining, after Members of the European Parliament tabled close to a thousand amendments to the copyright file”. As evidenced by recent coalition letters (here, here and here) from consumer representatives,…

European media plurality at risk

June 2, 2017/ By New Europe Media plurality in Europe is at risk, according to the latest Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) report by The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom’s (CMPF). The analysis assessed risks to media plurality in the EU, Turkey and Montenegro using data gathered over the year of 2016. Cyprus, Italy and Norway were…

Promoting Media Pluralism and Democracy: Commission hosts second Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights

November 17, 2016/ By Press Release A Eurobarometer survey published today, 17 November, shows that European citizens are worried about the independence of the media; levels of trust in media are low, and citizens are concerned about the impact of online hate speech. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Commissioner Věra Jourová will…

¿Periodismo en horas bajas?

November 11, 2016/ By Juantxo López de Urralde Dicen que corren malos tiempos para el periodismo. Desde un lado les acusan de someterse a las empresas, de que compran su libertad de información con la publicidad; desde el otro los propios periodistas se defienden y también hacen autocrítica; y en medio tenemos un mercado de…

Joint Statement ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November 2016

31, October 2016/ By New Europe Ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November 2016, First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioners Günther H. Oettinger and Věra Jourová said: “We call on all States, media companies, media professionals and all concerned parties…

Preocupa la dependencia de la prensa europea

October 13, 2016 / By Tercera El Parlamento Europeo acaba de hacer público su informe “Analisis comparado de la libertad de la prensa y del pluralismo en los Estados miembros de la UE”; del cual se desprende su preocupación por el estado alarmante de la información en el viejo continente. Sus observaciones son particularmente severas…