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  • 10/25/10--11:22: Europe Gets the Stink Eye
  • Paris-based NGO Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) releases Press Freedom Index 2010. Last year was a particularly grim one for journalists, as the number of murdered reporters rose 26 percent, while violence against journalists increased by a third. This year the Press Freedom Index casts a glaring eye on Europe, noting particular concern about [...]

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  • 12/21/10--13:16: Piracy Protection
  • EU and US join forces, launch website, battle piracy. The new site – the Transatlantic IPR Portal – was devised to help small software and hardware developers protect their intellectual property from counterfeiters. According to the European Commission, international trade in counterfeit and pirated products is approaching an enormous $250 billion annually, and figures of [...]

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    *Article courtesy of the European Journalism Centre Among many others, one of the challenges faced by post-revolutionary countries concerns journalism and the media. A free, pluralistic, and responsible media is a prerequisite for a functioning democracy, and requires, in turn, a base of qualified contributors – professional journalists and citizen stakeholders alike. Yet to achieve [...]

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    As MEDIADEM authors continue plowing through their research, the scope of the €2.65 million media policy project takes shape. In a thorough examination, project director Evangelia Psychogiopoulou from the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIMEP) in Athens, Greece, leads a research group intent on determining whether European media policy is fueling or inhibiting a [...]

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    Journalists in Turkey face increasing harassment and imprisonment due to a handful of loosely interpreted anti-terrorism laws. As publicity of the intimidation continues, convincing the Turkish government to enact reforms proves to be a delicate task. A new report published early this month by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) reveals the [...]

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  • 06/15/12--03:31: The Dark Side of Turkey
  • There’s been a recent revival of trials attempting to integrate Turkey into the EU, yet advocates of such an action should perhaps take a closer look. Unfortunately, Western media rarely report on the harassment doled out to members of the press in Turkey. For the sake of transparency, I’ll confess that even as a media [...]

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  • 07/12/12--14:28: A Pan-European Newspaper
  • *Article courtesy of the European Journalism Centre On a Tuesday morning in Rome, a woman drinks her espresso while browsing the European Daily in a noisy cafeteria. At the same time in Stockholm, an Erasmus student from Bulgaria is absorbed in a report from the same paper about his country finally being accepted into the [...]

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    *Article courtesy of the European Journalism Centre Why is the European Union so ineffective when it comes to supporting press freedom and media pluralism? The Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, addressed this question in a keynote to a European Parliament Seminar on Media Freedom in the EU Member [...]

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    Journalists arrested, netizens remanded to trial. A petition calls on EU authorities to intervene as the media in Athens faces a new season of menace. Economic crisis is bearing down hard in the Hellenic country. Ongoing violence continues to rattle the capital while the nation remains far from uncovering a definitive solution to its economic [...]

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    Digital rights deserve just as much protection as the fundamental rights according to the European Parliament in Strasburg, which recently endorsed  a  report on “Digital Freedom Strategy in Foreign Policy.” The Dutch Member of Parliament, Marietje Schaake – undoubtedly the most “wired” politician in Europe –  introduced the report  which will hopefully influence future European [...]

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    The European Union’s proposal to strengthen national media self-regulatory bodies has triggered a new debate on whether or not regulatory institutions carry out their tasks effectively and efficiently. A Europe-wide research project “Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe” (MediaAcT) polled journalists from 14 countries to see how effective media regulation is, and how it should [...]

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  • 12/11/14--03:23: EJO Portugal Now Online
  • Screen shot 2014-12-11 at 11.27.26The European Journalism Observatory is pleased to announce the launch of its newest partner website, EJO Portugal. The Portuguese language website, coordinated by Professor Gustavo Cardoso and Ana Pinto Martinho, from the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), aims to publish information on journalism and media for Portuguese speaking countries, including Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde and …

    The post EJO Portugal Now Online appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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  • 12/17/14--08:13: Research: When News Excludes
  • Capture mediane boxEuropean news is dominated by white, middle aged men. While men over the age of 40 feature in three-quarters of news stories, women are the protagonists in only a quarter of news, according to new research. Migrants, immigrants, disabled and other minorities have mainly secondary or minor roles.  Mediane, a project set up to study how …

    The post Research: When News Excludes appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    Capture emmigration 1An estimated 11 million European Union citizens live in a different EU country from which they were born. Generation E, the first cross-border data journalism project on European youth migration, aims to tell, and catalogue some of their stories. The uniquely multi-lingual, pan-European project crowd-sources and publishes narratives from young Southern Europeans, aged between 20 and …

    The post Generation E: Data Journalism and Migration appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 07.35.53Politico Europe – the new Brussels-based site covering European politics – is doing important pioneer work in establishing the notion of there even being such a thing as a ‘European public sphere’. For European publishers, this is not necessarily a space where you have to or want to be the first mover. It seems advantageous …

    The post Politico Europe – Is There A European Public Sphere? appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    Photograph of the front page splash, The Sun newspaper, 1990 by Duncan HullBritish press coverage of Europe is often superficial, one-sided, and eurosceptic, according to academics and journalists speaking at a recent conference on Britain’s place in the EU. Speakers at the inaugural Britain in Europe conference at the University of Bedfordshire, said reporting on the EU and its institutions was often selective.  Many journalists focus on …

    The post Superficial And Eurosceptic? British Press Coverage Of The EU appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    Capture gay russia 1If you try typing the terms ‘homosexuality’ or ‘gay’ into Yandex News, Russia’s most widely-used search engine, no results will be displayed. Readers are given the impression that these themes do not exist in the country’s mass media, but this is far from the truth. Reports on homosexuality are occasionally published, yet Russia’s largest search …

    The post Research: Gays In The Headlines, Comparing Russia And Germany appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 11News coverage of the Euro Crisis across Europe has tended to portray European institutions as important, but ineffectual, in dealing with the crisis and to take national rather than a European approach to the issues, according to a study by the Reuters Institute, University of Oxford. The Euro Crisis produced the most significant challenge to …

    The post Research: How Europe’s Media Reported The Euro Crisis appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 11.16.56There are few views that are more unanimously shared by all European journalists than this: it is close to impossible to report well on the European Union. The bureaucratic monster only makes great news when it fails, and even then either you, your editor, or your audience will misunderstand the reasons why. So no wonder …

    The post Reporting Europe: Why Journalists In Brussels Should Get Out More appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    greek refugees sizedEurope’s migration crisis has transformed Greece into something more than just a transit country. Countless journalists from media all over the world have travelled to the islands and the borders to witness the arrival of nearly 700,000 migrants and refugees, an increase of 750% on 2014. Unsurprisingly, the issue remains high on the agenda of …

    The post How Media In Greece Reported The Migration Crisis appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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