Media

Copyright reform: the forthcoming EU directive we'll all be worrying about in a few years time

Wednesday 13 June 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

On June 20, the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament will vote on a proposed directive for Copyright reform. Sounds obscure? It is actually a hotly debated topic: the new directive may well shape how the internet will look like in a few years, among other things changing how linking and uploading of contents works.


Facebook has become political parties’ main advertiser 

Saturday 08 June 2019 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Data shows that in the recent election campaign political parties spent millions of euro on targeted advertising on Facebook. The platform has almost completely replaced meetings and personal contact between candidates and voters.


Political ads on Facebook: who spent the most in Poland 

Friday 14 June 2019 | Bartosz Chyż
Jarosław Kopeć
| BiQdata

Polish candidates to the European Parliament spent hundreds of thousands of złoty on Facebook ads. The most money was spent on European Coalition’s pages. Confederation, on the other hand, has clearly invested in the nationalist leader Krzysztof Bosak.  


Facebook´s transparency is lacking – this is why it still is hard to examine political advertising 

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | Katarina Lind
| Journalism++

J++ and other media have examined the election ads ahead of the EU elections, but the data is lacking on several accounts.


The Council of Europe points at rising attacks against the media

Tuesday 05 March 2019 | VoxEurop

The Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists of the Council of Europe published its 2019 Annual Report. The analysis uncovers the state of the art of the (un)safety of journalists across Europe.


Europe is not so safe for journalists 

Tuesday 24 October 2017 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

Although journalists work in a relatively safe environment in Europe, they sometimes pay the highest price for doing their job


Animosity towards journalists is growing in Europe too

Friday 27 April 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

On the 25th of April, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published their World Press Freedom Index for 2018. The situation in Europe is alarmingly worsening, says the Paris-based NGO.


European reporters more and more obstructed in their work 

Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

Reporters Without Borders’ 2019 Index shows that journalists’ working conditions in Europe are declining year after year, and that the death of four reporters in two and a half years should sound as a warning signal for those who care about democracy and freedom of the press.


Over 5000 Russian disinformation items in four years and a half 

Monday 15 July 2019 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

At election time, Russian actors responsible for spreading misinformation seem to be tireless. But even if there is no election, they do not rest, EU Stratcom data suggests.


MEPs on Twitter: glimpses of a transnational European debate

Wednesday 13 February 2019 | VoxEurop

A study based on Twitter data highlights distinct levels of interaction between MEPs ahead of the European electoral campaign.