Facing today’s challenges to media pluralism

Oktober 17, 2017 / By FRA   The FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, outlined the difficulties in today’s media landscape when opening the General Affairs Council’s annual rule of law dialogue on 17 October in Luxembourg. Addressing Ministers and State Secretaries responsible for EU affairs he suggested five initiatives he felt could help strengthen media pluralism…

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Un estudio de la UE descubre que los editores también se oponen al “canon por enlazar”

Oktober 13, 2017 / By Julia Reda, Internautas  Un nuevo estudio realizado a petición del Parlamento Europeo considera que el derecho de autor adicional previsto para los sitios de noticias es una idea terrible. Pero los diputados al Parlamento Europeo no podrán enterarse de ello hasta después de que hayan votado la polémica propuesta.  “Hay preocupaciones…

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…