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European Media Freedom Act: EU Council ready to negotiate

How to safeguard media freedom, pluralism and independence in the EU? The European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) will establish a common framework for media services in the EU internal market and introduce measures aimed at protecting journalists and media providers from political interference while also making it easier for them to operate across the EU’s internal borders.

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EU Commission publishes first-ever European Media Industry Outlook

Brussels, 18 May 2023 Today, the Commission published the first-ever European Media Industry Outlook, analysing trends in the audiovisual, video game and news media industries. Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton presented the report at the European Film Forum, organised at the Festival de Cannes. The Media Outlook report provides market data and identifies challenges and underlying technological trends common to the media industries. Among other findings, it stresses the structural impact of the ongoing shift


Why We Need a Legal Person for Artificial Intelligence Entities

In the era predating the emergence of OpenAI, ChatGPT, and various other generative A.I. technologies that have garnered global attention, policymakers and regulators in Europe and North America engaged in a profound discourse regarding the definition of “trustworthy” and “human-centered” AI. Essential questions arose: Who should assume the role of regulator? What aspects of AI should fall under regulation? And how can these rules be effectively enforced? Among the notions explored, one idea, though seemingly utopian at present, possesses the potential to surpass the current discussions surrounding an international patchwork solution—the establishment of an AI legal entity.


ERC: Science Journalism Initiative

The ERC wishes to support an organisation or a consortium of organisations to set up a funding scheme that would facilitate 3-5-month stays of journalists at research institutions. The purpose is to give the journalists opportunities to learn and work on in-depth reporting projects by immersing themselves in the research environment and interacting with scientists and scholars.


EU fight against money-launderers and terror funders: Media to get better access to data

A comprehensive approach to combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and sanctions evasion in the European Union has taken shape with the approval of MEPs. Stricter rules have been endorsed to address existing loopholes, ensuring consistent application of regulations and sanctions. Notably, verified information pertaining to beneficial owners will be made accessible to journalists and civil society through dedicated registers. To enforce these rules effectively, the establishment of a new European Anti-Money Laundering Authority is on the horizon.


EU Commission wants young people to discover European authors

Brussels, 24 March 2023 On 27 March 2023, the Commission launches the first edition of the Day of European Authors, a new initiative led by the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel. The day will be the occasion to reconnect younger generations with book reading and show them how literature can be a tool for individual empowerment. Reading can enable especially pupils in secondary education to


European Media Ownership Monitor launches its website

13 March 2023 The mission of the European Media Ownership Monitor is to enhance the transparency of ownership and control of the news media in the countries of the European Union. The European Media Ownership Monitor (EurOMo) monitors media ownership transparency in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It provides a database with information on ownership




Designing or modernizing an information architecture (IA) is a critical undertaking for businesses to ensure that their information assets are easily accessible, manageable, and effectively used to meet business objectives. Joachim Weidemann can help you design and implement a future-proof information architecture, motivating your teams to join your path. 1. Assessment & Discovery Stakeholder Interviews: Engage with key stakeholders to understand the business objectives, current challenges, and the envisioned future

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Marketing automation allows companies to streamline, automate, and measure marketing tasks and workflows, enhancing operational efficiency and growing revenue faster. Comecon Media can advise companies on diving into and effectively implementing marketing automation: 1. Awareness & Vision Definition Educational Workshops: Offer sessions detailing the benefits, challenges, and successes related to marketing automation. Set Clear Objectives: Define what the organization wants to achieve with marketing automation – be it lead generation,

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Business Process Mining (BPM) uses data and analytics to gain insight into business processes, helping organizations understand, improve, and optimize their operations. Here’s a comprehensive concept for advising companies on embracing and implementing Business Process Mining:   1. Awareness & Education Workshops & Seminars: Educate key stakeholders about the potential of BPM, its benefits, applications, and success stories. Case Studies: Share success stories and lessons learned from other companies or

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Since 2018, Comecon Media has been exploring the developments of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We can advise companies, administrations, and organisations on introducing, implementing, and controlling AI tools and machine learning modules is a complex endeavor that requires a strategic approach to maximize benefits and minimize risks:   1. Awareness & Strategic Alignment Educational Workshops: Introduce stakeholders to the possibilities and limitations of AI and machine learning. Define AI

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