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18-22 March: European Media literacy week

The European Media Literacy Week is a new initiative by the European Commission to underline the societal importance of media literacy and promote media literacy initiatives and projects across the EU. From 18 to 22 March 2019, various events around the topic of media literacy will take place in Brussels and in Member States. … read more

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council of Europe supports funding for Community Media to guaranty quality journalism in the digital age

In a Declaration adopted by the Council of Europe\’ s Committee of Ministers encourages states to put in place a regulatory and policy framework that facilitates the operation of quality journalism, while not constraining media outlets’ editorial and operational independence. Recommended measures include a beneficial tax regime, financial support schemes and the possibility… read more

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Council of Europe recognise Community media with new leaflet and microsite

 The Council of Europe recognises the value of community media as a source of local content, cultural and linguistic diversity, media pluralism, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue. It endorses the commitment of community media to media and information literacy, through the development of critical and creative thinking and active participation in media content production. You can now… read more

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CoE: Community Media, “a counterbalance to increased media concentration”

The Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe adopted on 7th of March  the Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)1[1] of the Committee of Ministers to member States on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership

After the Declaration on the role of community media in promoting social cohesion and intercultural dialogue which was adopted in 2009, this is the first recommendation referring to… read more

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Spaces of Inclusion – refugees and migrants, and media

The Council of Europe publication entitled “Spaces of Inclusion – An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media” has been prepared by experts of the COMMIT Community Media Institute in Austria. It was presented by COMMIT at the final “Media against Hate” workshop in Brussels on… read more

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Media Regulatory Authorities and Hate Speech

The Council of Europe has presented Media Regulatory Authorities and Hate Speech, a report on the experience of media regulatory authorities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia in the area of hate speech.

The document wants to create an understanding of the concept of hate speech, and what can be done when it comes to preventing and… read more

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Council of Europe adopts landmark recommendation on gender equality in the audiovisual sector

STRASBOURG, 28/09/2017. The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a landmark Recommendation on Gender Equality in the Audiovisual Sector.
This follows the Council of Europe’s Sarajevo Conference Declaration which was adopted in August 2015 under the Bosnia and Herzegovina Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.

The recommendation was drafted by a wide range of international experts from… read more

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The Council of Europe launches an internet platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists

The Council of Europe has launched–in co-operation with five partner organizations– an Internet platform aimed at protecting journalism and promoting the safety of journalists.

Via the platform, the partner organisations –Article 19, the Association of European Journalists, the European Federation of Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders– will issue alerts concerning media freedom threats and will bring… read more