Disinformation: EU-Russia “battle of narratives”

Brussels 07.02.2023 “…Years ago, the Council asked the [European] External Action Service, and the High Representative, to work on [countering] disinformation. It is not something that happened yesterday. When was it? I do not remember, but it was much before I came to Brussels” said the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell (pictured), while addressing the…

EU condemns Russia attack on Meduza

Brussels 27.01.2023 The European Union strongly condemns Thursday’s, January 26, decision by the Russian authorities to designate the independent media outlet Meduza as an “undesirable organisation”. “This is yet another serious politically motivated attack on media freedom in Russia. It shows that it is not enough for the Russian authorities to spread manipulated information on…

Malta: MEPs delegation visit

Brussels 22.05.2022 On 23-25 May, six MEPs of the Civil Liberties Committee will assess progress in the investigations, trials, and reforms that followed the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Rule of law in Malta🇲🇹: MEPs travel to Valletta to take stock of developments On 23-25 May, six MEPs of the Civil Liberties Committee will assess…

Malta: legacy media support

Brussels 22.05.2022 The Maltese government has announced a €500,000 fund for support of printed newspapers (legacy media), to reduce the impact of a hike in printing and paper prices due to the war in Ukraine. Newspapers to get €500,000 fund as Ukraine war pushes up price of paper https://t.co/yQ5lRhYI6Z pic.twitter.com/1XSsRUR3BO — MaltaToday (@maltatoday) May 21,…

MEPs focus on media in Digital Decade

Strasbourg 20.10.2021 European Parliament voices concerns about attacks on EU media in some member states and calls for urgent action to help news media be fit for the “Digital Decade”. MEPs push for substantial support for the media sector from the EU and member states in order to help the sector recover from the pandemic…

Russia: Latvia Meduza news ‘Foreign Agent’

Brussels 26.04.2021 Russia has announced the independent news website Meduza a “foreign agent,” the Justice Ministry confirmed on 23 April amid what critics call the Kremlin’s continuing crackdown on freedom of speech. A statement on the ministry’s website said the decision, which also includes the Moscow-based Pasmi (“First Anti-Corruption Media”) news site, was made “in…

New Commission media team announced

Ursula von der Leyen, endorsed as a top EU executive, announces her future media relations team: Jens Flosdorff, a German national with 15 years’ experience in political communication, is currently part of the President-elect’s transition team. He was director of communication in the German ministries of defence and of social affairs over the past ten…

Spain unionists export violence to Barcelona

Concluding the day of a massive anti-independence rally in Barcelona, numerous incidents of violence against journalists, police, transport workers, and damages to public buildings were reported by the victims, witnesses, and social media. Till present 11 reported wounded. If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next #HelpCatalonia #StopViolence pic.twitter.com/Kjdn7PL5a5 — Help Catalonia 🎗…