New Project: Strengthening Journalism in Europe - Tools, Networking, Training

Posted on Wednesday 19th February 2014
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The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) at the European University Institute in co-operation with the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at the Central European University (Budapest) will develop the new project “Strengthening Journalism in Europe: Tools, Networking, Training”.

Due to the need to increasingly safeguard freedom of expression and freedom of information as guaranteed by the EU Charter for Fundamental Rights, according to the standards of Council of Europe and OSCE, this project will enhance practical support mechanisms for journalists in Europe with particular regard to threats and violation of editorial and freedom of speech.

In order to fulfil this goal, this project proposes a 5 steps approach, combining both online and offline tools. In particular, the project will develop:

  1. an international network of media lawyers providing support for journalists;
  2. tools for journalists facilitating their understanding of regulatory and legal parameters related to their newsgathering, reporting and publishing activities;
  3. a comprehensive, interactive and publicly accessible database monitoring violations to press freedom, and information of country-specific laws, policies, and case laws related to specific aspects of journalistic practices;cross border networks between journalists by training activities;
  4. finally, this project will provide support to new modes of journalism, by awarding the best European initiative on online investigative journalism.
 

More info: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/european-centre-press-and-media-freedom-results-2013-call-proposals