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    Flickr/CCImportant pan-European news stories, such as the Ukraine crisis, are often overlooked by Europe’s media – including the quality press – according to new research.  A comparative analysis of the conflict in Ukraine, conducted across 13 countries, reveals new information about barriers to the development of a European public sphere. Significant variations between European countries …

    The post Research: Europe’s Media Ignore Pan-European News Stories appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    27901974211_14d6775459_cEurope’s newspapers were overwhelmingly negative towards Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, according to a review of the press in 13 countries in the week after the referendum. Most articles presented the view that Brexit was bad for the EU, would damage their own nation’s interests and would also be bad for Britain. Of …

    The post Will It Kill Us Or Make Us Stronger? How Europe’s Media Covered Brexit appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    The European Union is celebrating itself – the so-called Treaty of Rome was sealed 60 years ago this month (March 2017) – and the occasion has provided Brussels eurocrats with an excuse to spend millions of euros on advertising and public relations. To avoid misunderstandings: aside from the proliferating bureaucracy in Brussels and concerns about …

    The post Has Journalism Been Let Down By The EU? appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    In many countries over the past few years, the political process – and social cohesion – have been threatened by various forms of disinformation, sometimes misleadingly and inadequately called “fake news”. Politically-motivated and for-profit disinformation is blamed, among other things, for the UK’s decision to vote to leave the EU and the election of Donald …

    The post Europe’s chance to show the value of a ‘soft power’ collaboration to fight disinformation appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    Last week, I received an email from the European Commission denying me annual accreditation for the year 2018. In the terse reply to my request sent more than six weeks earlier, the Commission stated that my employer, the German blog netzpolitik.org, was “not a media organisation”. I was somewhat baffled. My colleagues at netzpolitik.org had …

    The post Why It Matters When The EU Denies Access To Journalists appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    News media in the UK, perhaps understandably, often seem to be obsessed with Brexit and its implications. Rarely a day passes which does not see another alarmist article being published on some aspect of the ongoing negotiations between London and Brussels. Yet, while the UK’s media sphere devotes much of its attention to this momentous …

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    The date of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation coming into force is fast approaching, and its impacts are already being felt across various industries. But how will the new regulation affect publishers operating in Europe? Here is why they should act quickly (if they haven't done so already).

    The post All the News That’s Fit For GDPR Compliance appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    European countries do not appear to feel threatened by the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, a study of media coverage of Brexit has revealed. The study, based on coverage in 39 media outlets in 8 European countries, found that most Brexit reporting was neutral and fact-based.

    The post Interested But Not Engaged – How European Media Cover Brexit appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    Has the GDPR forced European news outlets to cut down on intrusive third-party cookies on their websites? New research by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism suggests that this might be the case.

    The post Have Europe’s Media Cut Back On Cookies? appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.


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    The aim of the new EU Directive on copyright seems simple enough: updating the existing rules on copyright in an era where technological change takes place at an incredible speed – often outpacing current laws. The effect, however, could be the opposite of what lawmakers want to achieve.

    The post How The EU Directive On Copyright Could Hamper Freedom Of Expression appeared first on European Journalism Observatory - EJO.