EurActiv: Moving forward, with strong values

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This is the Project Context and Executive Summary, accompanying a longer report on EurActiv’s values: Transparency, Efficiency, Media Independence and Languages.   See the full report here. PROJECT CONTEXT: reviewing the values of an innovative European media   This project seeks to explore online media focused on the European Union, to review the past decade… » read more

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Dear EurActiv friends, thank you for inviting me to your #Media4EU conference, I am sorry I can’t be with you today. Our European common media policy praises the defence of our culture and our values through media. Every day, the European Institutions protect the right to be informed, defend the rights of the media, and… » read more

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EurActiv has made a great difference for the international development policy community. In Brussels, Paris and Berlin, we now have an efficient institution that, though its independent journalism, facilitates the necessary debates and valuable discussion around official development assistance and Europe’s role in fixing some of the biggest challenges the world faces. International aid, poverty… » read more

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„Die Presse muss die Freiheit haben, alles zu sagen, damit gewisse Leute nicht die Freiheit haben, alles zu tun.“ Stewart Alsop (1914-1974), amerik. Journalist Für die Entwicklung einer europäischen Gesellschaft und Öffentlichkeit braucht die Europäische Union journalistische Medien wie EurActiv. Eine genuin europäische Presse hat eine besondere Bedeutung für die gesellschaftliche Integration unseres Kontinents ebenso… » read more

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To my mind, the problem is not where EurActiv stands in terms of media independence: the problem is how we could improve it. Financial soundness is the best guarantee of independence from the political power, but of course it has a cost in terms of independence from sponsors and partners if you are providing free… » read more

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EurActiv is a key player on the European media scene. It informs and educates, providing a valuable tool to policy makers and observers alike in twelve languages. EurActiv also identifies the tough policy choices to be made and provides a forum for democratic debate. ​​I have found its journalistic standards to be high and its… » read more

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During the multidimensional crisis on a political and economic level, EurActiv Greece’s main objective was to provide a balanced reporting, by closely cooperating and exchanging views with other national sections, especially from Germany and Brussels-based EurActiv.com. The euro crisis and a possible Grexit caused a high level confusion to Greek readers. Various reports in the… » read more

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Rappelons-nous la phrase choc du Président Juncker : « Nous voulons être grands sur les grandes choses et petits sur les petites choses ». Dans l’esprit du Président de la Commission et de son alter ego Franz Timmermans, les grandes choses sont géopolitiques : l’Euro, les réfugiés, la sécurité ; ou institutionnelles : le package… » read more

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Written Interview Q1. A functioning democracy needs journalists, editors and publishers to hold those in power to account. On a scale of 1 to 5, where does EurActiv stand in terms of independence? One of the main functions of mass media is indeed to hold those in power to account and be prepared to go… » read more

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