European Federation of Journalists

Digital Expert Group

At the General Meeting in Verviers (Belgium) in 2013, the EFJ adopted a resolution to form a new expert group that should focus on the topics online, cross-media workings and digitisation.

The main themes of the Digital Expert Group are the following:

Creating trust in digital media:

  • artificial intelligence; automated content and ethics;
  • how to deal with deep fakes and disinformation;
  • media literacy;
  • self-regulation in digital media;
  • transparency and accountability of Internet players;
  • new business models in digital journalism;

Organising in digital media and start-up economy.

The first meeting of the Digital Expert Group after the General Meeting in Tallinn will take place in Thessaloniki on 11 October.


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