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Last month, Fondation EurActiv released its ‘Yellow Overview’ with 6 recommendations for independent and sustainable media in Europe at an event gathering 120+ policy-makers, stakeholders and media representatives in the European Parliament. (You can read more on this here, and in my previous #Media4EU blog posts.) Call for a High Level Group for a healthy… » read more

Posted by Christophe Leclercq

This is a lightly edited version of my speaking note for an event held at the EU Delegation on January 15. The event was ‘off the record’, to foster real debate as it did, but I do not mind publishing my own speech, in ‘Chatham House’ style. I heard some variety of views in Washington,… » read more

Posted by Christophe Leclercq

A PDF version of the “Yellow Overview” document can be downloaded here. ORIGINS & PROCESS: BY MEDIA PROFESSIONALS OVER the PAST 18 MONTHS The media are facing dual crises: economic and digital. A working group[1] of journalists, publishers and other media experts have studied the European media landscape, including many past failures at EU level.… » read more

Posted by Christophe Leclercq

Téléchargez une copie du “papier jaune” en PDF. ORIGINES & PROCESSUS : RAPPORT RÉALISÉE PAR PROFESSIONNELS DES MÉDIAS AU COURS DES 18 DERNIERS MOIS Les médias font face à une double crise, économique et numérique. Un groupe de travail[1], composé de journalistes, d’éditeurs, et d’autres experts des médias, a étudié le paysage médiatique européen et… » read more

Posted by Christophe Leclercq

The media are facing dual crises: economic and digital. A working group of journalists, publishers and other media experts have studied the European media landscape, including many past failures at EU level. The Association of European Journalists, present in many countries, asked Christophe Leclercq to chair this group. A Draft paper was prepared and circulated… » read more

Posted by Christophe Leclercq

Sharing best practices is constructive and stimulating. Plus competition leads to continuous improvements. I welcome new attempts, see for example: RT @LeclercqEU: #Springer (Bild’) & Politico (US): bienvenue a BXL! Contrer le populisme, pas renforcer… #Media4EU http://t.co/DnvAne8N6T — Christophe Leclercq (@LeclercqEU) September 10, 2014 This cooperative approach builds on interactions in many relevant circles. EurActiv… » read more

Posted by Christophe Leclercq

The first hope, better strategies by media companies themselves, is addressed elsewhere. Indeed, most European media attempts have failed so far. And here is why I share these findings freely. As for the political context, there are both idealistic, policy, and organisational aspects. The ‘European public space’ First, some in civil society and europoliticians alike… » read more

Posted by Christophe Leclercq