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European Federation of Journalists

EU-OEI Roundtable discussion on “Fake News”

UniCEUB Auditorio do bloco 3, Brasilia, Brazil

Quinta-feira 16 de maio 2019 - 10:30-12:00 Auditório do bloco 3 (capacidade 250) Esta mesa redonda apresentará uma reflexão das atuais medidas da União Europeia sobre as Fake News, com uma mirada especial sobre a situação no Brasil, e, em particular, como este fenômeno atinge os jovens e como eles compreende-o e contrastam a propagação das notícias falsas nos vários meios de comunicação. 10:30 – 10:45 Abertura do evento Intervenção da autoridade da UniCEUB (a definir) Intervenção da Senhora Hilde Hardeman, Diretora do Instrumento de Parceria, Serviço Europeu para a Ação Externa, União Europeia 10:45 – 11:30 Mesa redonda sobre…

Brazil Superior Electoral Court Seminar on Fake News and Elections

Tribunal Superior Eleitoral Setor de Administração Federal Sul (SAFS), Quadra 7, Lotes 1/2, Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

In 2018, the Advisory Council on Internet and Elections, instituted by the Superior Electoral Court on December 7th, 2017, fostered many activities related to the influence of internet over Elections, especially concerning the risks brought by fake news and the use of robots for spreading this kind of information. Those activities enabled the widening of Electoral Justice’s knowledge about the topic, helping not only to prevent but also to tackle the great problem of fake news spreading during the 2018 General Elections. Considering that balancing the phenomenon known as fake news is extremely complex in every branch of society, in…

#Media4Democracy MEP networking event

European Parliament Brussels, Belgium

Sound democracies need healthy media. The new EU mandate after these elections will show this. The role of media in a changing society is crucial for our democracies, now more than ever. Yet, the sector faces threats on a daily basis, from fake news to mistrust. Are policymakers and the media sector adapting and facing these constantly evolving threats? Fondation EURACTIV, in cooperation with EU40 and Frank Schwalba-Hoth, is organising a networking event for MEPs in order to raise awareness on the central strategic role media policy will play in the new Parliament. "#MEDIA4DEMOCRACY" Agenda: - Welcoming words given by hosting MEP (Franc BOGOVIČ - EPP, SL…

#Media4Democracy: Sound Platforms & Independent Media

Brussels Brussels, Belgium

Following the EU Elections, it will be clear if online platforms were used to influence the outcome. Newly elected MEPs will have the opportunity to review the future strategy for the media sector, ensuring its sustainability and support to democracy. The current EU priority of a ‘’Digital Single Market’’ has not prevented disinformation and populism, nor the demise of many media. More can be done. Now is a chance to propose a new “top 10 priority" that MEPs and the incoming Commission can support. This could be endorsed by the next President and then re-emphasised at the Commissioners’ hearings. A…

Renew Europe event “Protecting journalists in the EU”

European Parliament Brussels, Belgium

The Renew Europe event “Risking everything to uphold EU values and democracy: protecting journalists in the EU” will take place in the European Parliament on October 17th, 2019 from 10h to 13h30. The event is dedicated to the protection and support of independent media and investigative journalists. This initiative aims to be the start of a close collaboration between the legislators and independent journalists taking the shape of two initial workshops, where journalists and civil society partners can meet and discuss their necessities in areas such as future EU legislation, future financing mechanisms or other connected topics. The workshops “Creating…

Meeting with EC Vice-President Jourova

Berlaymont Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels

Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission and EU Commissioner for Values and Transparency invited the EFJ to a meeting, in order to discuss journalism issues.

EDMO workshop on social media disinformation


The EFJ GS was invited to speak at the workshop organised by the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) about the first year of implementation of the EU Code of Practice on disinformation.