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What do whistleblowers tell us about the state of democracy?

By Nicole-Marie Meyer / 13 February, 2018

After a 20-year struggle of civil society organisations, political will is now changing within the European Union – albeit to differing degrees across the individual member states, like public opinion and legislation – towards a European directive that supports whistleblowers. Nicole-Marie Meyer reiterates the development of the right of citizen...

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"I know very few whistleblowers who regret their actions and that’s the case with me."

By Antoine Deltour / 24 January, 2018

An interview with Antoine Deltour, one of the two whistleblowers who caused the “LuxLeaks” scandal and winner of the SOLIDAR Silver Rose Special Award 2018. Following his appeal, the Luxembourg Court of Cassation decided, in mid-January, to overturn his conviction, recognising his status as a whistleblower.   An opportunity to discuss...

social Media : Fighting fake news should be a priority as it poses an existential threat to the EU

Fighting fake news should be a priority as it poses an existential threat to the EU

By Paolo Celot / 18 December, 2017

‘Fake news’ is a hot political subject, in particular given that it is frequently spread quickly via social media. In an interview with The Progressive Post, Paolo Celot, Secretary General of the European Association for Viewers’ Interests (EAVI), gives his views on the trends behind fake news, a new German...

How will Germany’s new law combat fake news and hate crime?

By Heiko Maas / 18 December, 2017

Germany has passed a new law to counter hate crime and fake news on social media networks. When users report potentially illegal content it will be up to the social media to check that content and delete it speedily if it is illegal. If they don’t comply they will face...