In 2014 European Alternatives ran a European Citizens’ Initiative on media freedom, collecting 200,000 signatures across the EU, demanding better European policy to protect the freedom of information. We have mobilised thousands of activists, NGOs and citizens’ movements from across E […]
The recent developments which have been reported in Hungary risk violating basic human rights such as right to liberty, freedom of association, freedom of expression and information as well as freedom of the press and wider media, and are becoming increasingly alarming.
Looking at the first 50 days of the so-called New Turkey, since the August 10 Presidential elections, one cannot observe anything new, except for a few new methods in violation of rights and liberties.
Signature collection for the European Citizen’s Initiative for Media Pluralism has closed with an important result that testified the success of the initiative. The campaign, coordinated throughout Europe by European Alternatives and Alliance International de Journalists, collec […]
European Alternatives relaunches its flagship campaign “European initiative for media pluralism“. We have until August 2014 to collectd one million online and offline signatures throughout Europe to pass legislation defending the freedom and pluralism of the media across t […]
Job Opening: Online Campaign Manager Application Deadline: September 22nd, 2013 Start-date: October / November, depending on availability Location: Rome, Italy Remuneration: based on experience, indicative range €1,500 – €1,800 NET per month plus benefits Context European Altern […]
The National Conference for Media Reform has it all: Award-winning artists. Hollywood luminaries. Visionary activists. Veteran journalists. D.C. heavyweights. And European Alternatives! Organised by Free Press in Denver over April 3-8, the conference deals with today’s pressing media […]
Background European Alternatives is a transnational citizens’ organisation active throughout Europe to promote democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation state. European Alternatives, together with the Alliance Internationale de Journalistes, has launched a European Citiz […]
Making Water a Human Right The time has come for the first ever European Citizens’ Initiative to be heard by the European institutions having surpassed the ambitious one million signature threshold. The inaugural debate on a European Citizens Initiative was held for the “Right2W […]
European Parliament PHS P7C050, 3pm, 31 May 2012 Teatro Valle, Rome, 6pm, 2 June 2012 On May 31st the first European Citizens’ Initiative on media pluralism will be launched in the European Parliament by a coalition of civil society organisations, academic departments, and media from […]
The fourth estate is tempting to many, perhaps to too many, and in several European countries there are multiple cases of editorial independence and information pluralism being threatened. Take note of Hungary who recently passed “a gag order” to regulate all information c […]
(Blank newspaper cover to protest media reforms- flickr-Lamarietta) European Alternatives calls on European leaders to condemn the threats to democracy and freedom in Hungary and for the European Institutions to apply Article 7 of the Treaty of Lisbon to Hungary There is a growing co […]
On February 7th, a pan-European coalition of citizens and nearly one hundred media groups, professional bodies, Independent Journalists and Civil Society Organisations from across the continent will launch the online collection of signatures for the first European Citizens’ Initiative […]
For more information, visit the new website of the European Initiative for Media Pluralism The work conference “Towards a European Initiative on Media Pluralism”, held on March 31st at the European Parliament, has shown the will of the four European parliament ary groups t […]
This article is part of the European Initiative on Media Pluralism The European Congress on Media Pluralism, third appointment of the European Initiative for Media Pluralism, took place on Friday 13th may 2011 in the auditorium Enzo Biagi in Bologna, Italy. The congress, attended by t […]