GFMD COMMENDS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE EU REPORT

On 16 January, the European Parliament voted to adopt the annual report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2017. We commend the EP for its strong focus on media and freedom of expression, and appreciate that the report recognised the provisions for media freedom in the EU’s external funding instruments.

DIGITAL PLATFORMS, REGULATION, AND MEDIA SUSTAINABILITY: A LESSON FOR EUROPE FROM DOWN UNDER

Given the reality of today’s online environment and what it means for conveying accurate, high-quality information, it is important to address underlying mechanisms that have enabled the manipulation of online information spaces. By also addressing how information is created and disseminated from a market viewpoint, not simply a content viewpoint, it paints a more holistic picture of the challenges faced in keeping a citizenry informed.