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.
In January 2018, the European Commission set up a high-level group of experts ("the HLEG") to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and disinformation spread online. The main deliverable of the HLEG was a report designed to review best practices in the light of fundamental principles, and suitable responses stemming from such principles.
While it is essential for every student to question the taken-for-grantedness of our current media environment, it is especially important that students are media policy literate, meaning: familiarity with the policies, regulations, market forces, and social dynamics that shape our media systems.
IFEX developed a gender content audit tool, and tested it out on a randomized sample of its own content. The article explains the methodology of creating the tool and the outcomes.