Next year's Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. The 2018 SID theme is "Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you".
ERGA adopted its Report on the Protection of Minors that provides an overview of protection measures currently used by a wide range of players in the so-called ‘converged audiovisual media landscape’.
The seven installments of this report by WAN-IFRA concentrate on news literacy-related actions that publishers have helped to do or could do.
The report gives an idea of European citizens’ perception of the trustworthiness of several types of media, and includes EU Member States as well as acceding and candidate countries.
How to fight fake news? Do facts still matter? The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) took part in this burning issue with the conference “Defending the truth in a post-truth era” taking place on June 13 and 14 in Leipzig, Germany.
Do facts still matter? If this is not the case: what are we dealing with then? Our society needs proper communications. If anyone can win an election by distributing “fake news”, democracy is in danger.
EAVI's secretary general Paolo Celot on EAVI's campaign resulting in the European Parliament's vote to re-introduce media literacy to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive.
"We have a huge, huge collective task, the public sector and the journalists, to re-educate the public. Because the illiteracy of the future is not being able to read and write. The illiteracy of the future is not to be able to distinguish and criticise and select and discard."
The 2017 MEDEA Awards were given in the categories: Main award for user generated media and the award for professionally produced media. Additionally, a special jury prize was awarded.