The Nordic Council of Ministers urges for finding ways to meet the challenge of "fake news" and launched a booklet to create a debate on how to counter fakes and build trust in words and facts.
EP negotiators and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU agreed on substantial rules for audiovisual media services, including digital platforms, on Thursday evening.
Brussels, 26 April 2018: Today, the Commission is proposing measures to tackle disinformation online, including an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation, support for an independent network of fact-checkers, and a series of actions to stimulate quality journalism and promote media literacy.
The results of the Flash Eurobarometer on Fake News and Online Disinformation show that fake news are widely spread across the EU with 83% of respondents saying that fake news represent a danger to democracy.
Media literacy was emphasised as highly important to promote gender equality. One recommendation called for gender equality to become part of teaching modules in undergaduate and postgraduate journalism and communication courses.
The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Map was created to compare and exchange knowledge on policy making and implementation in EU Member States on the themes and recommendations of the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children (or BIK strategy) first set out by the European Commission in May 2012.
Dates: 23 – 27 April 2018.
The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is organising a media camp for 30 participants – journalists, audio visual professionals, and NGO and social activists who will exchange best practices and create innovative media products related to countering online hate speech towards migrants.
With its 15 years experience in the field EAVi was disappointed not to be invited to join the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) to advise on fake news and disinformation online and represent citizens interests.
This report by ARTICLE 19 provides a comparative overview of legal and policy responses to ‘hate speech’ in six EU countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland and the United Kingdom. The report finds hate speech to be a significant problem across all countries. Despite some examples of good practice, legal and regulatory frameworks in these countries are failing to adequately address these problems.