Conference Fact-checking European elections

The intention of this conference is to discuss challenges and possible solutions to: Fact checking European elections – lessons from the past, looking into the future Working with data from social media companies and EU Institutions Common areas of EU disinformation – the examples of migration and the EU budget Practical cooperation among European fact checkers Draft programme Thursday, 27 September 2018 8.00 – 9.00 Arrival and registration. Coffee provided inside the meeting room. Venue: ASP 3G2 9.00 – 9.30 Opening by Antonio TAJANI, President of the European Parliament and Mariya GABRIEL, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Followed by…

EFJ is not convinced by the Platforms’ so-called “Code of Practice” on disinformation

Members of the Sounding Board of the EU Multistakeholder Forum [1] on Disinformation Online – which includes the EFJ – have delivered their final opinion on the new so-called ‘Code of Practice’ drafted by the online platforms (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and several advertisement organisations). The Sounding Board, comprised of representatives of the media, civil society, journalists, consumer organizations, fact-checkers and academia, thanked the Commission and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel for convening the Forum and for the opportunity to comment on the so-called ‘Code of Practice’ drawn up by the online platforms. As demonstrated in the Sounding Board’s detailed and written…

Fact Checking in the EU

The European Parliament is organising a conference “Fact-checking European elections” in Brussels on Thursday 27 September 2018 – Friday 28 September 2018. The intention is to discuss challenges and possible solutions to: Fact checking European elections – lessons from the past, looking into the future Working with data from social media companies and EU Institutions Common areas of EU disinformation – the examples of migration and the EU budget Practical cooperation among European fact checkers Draft programme Thursday, 27 September 2018 8.00 – 9.00 Arrival and registration. Coffee provided inside the meeting room. Venue: ASP 3G2 9.00 – 9.30 Opening…

First meeting of the EU Multistakeholder Forum on Disinformation

The EFJ GS Ricardo Gutiérrez will participate on behalf of the European Federation of Journalists in the EU Multistakeholder Forum on Disinformation. The Forum will include representatives of online platforms (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla, Wikimedia…), the advertising industry and advertisers, which will form a Working Group in charge of drafting a Code of Practice on tackling disinformation, as well as academics, media and civil society organisations (including EFJ, EBU, NME, ACT, EPC, AER, EMMA, ENPA, Poynter, BEUC…) which will be entrusted with an advisory function and act as a Sounding Board for the Forum. EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will attend the plenary…

Difference Day – Leçon du Siècle

LEÇON DU SIÈCLE L’objectif de la “Leçon du Siècle” est d’identifier des abus et des situations insoutenables par le biais de textes et d’images, de lectures et de discussions dans une dynamique de dialogue, Des acteurs du monde académique, politique, journalistique et artistique y donneront leur vision des choses.  

European Commission’s plan to tackle online disinformation

The European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, presented today (26/04/2018) the Communication on “tackling online disinformation”. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) welcomes the commitment of the European Union to call on member states for significant financial support for independent news media, fact- and source-checking, and media and information literacy. The European Federation of Journalistes strongly believes that quality journalism and a sustainable media ecosystem are the best antidotes to disinformation. The European Commission recognises the key role played by online platforms in the spread and amplification of online disinformation, deeply affecting journalists and media outlets. It…

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