Tag: Media

Whistleblowing: a matter of democracy

Download the pdf in English here Téléchargez le pdf en français ici The EU’s credibility in protecting whistleblowers relies on aiming high and strengthening democratic accountability across EU Member States. This can only be done by understanding that whistleblowing is fundamentally linked to freedom of expression and the public’s right to know. When the Council… Read more »

What do whistleblowers tell us about the state of democracy?

Pour la version française, cliquez ici 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… Read more »

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

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 this status which still does not… Read more »

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

Pour la version française, cliquez ici ‘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… Read more »

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

Pour la version française, cliquez ici 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… Read more »