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Research

Can the EU’s policies against fake news restore trust in journalism?

When reading the EU’s policy papers to tackle fake news, one might get the impression that digitalization and fake news are the main culprits of the current challenges to journalism. Keeping the EU’s market-oriented regulations for the media sector in mind, however, Asimina Michailidou, Elisabeth Eike and Hans-Jörg Trenz argue that the understanding of media as regular businesses instead of important democratic institutions is the main problem.

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Civil society

Frontex, secrecy and security: control of information as strategy for institutional preservation

Frontex, a large and growing EU agency at the epicentre of the securitisation paradigm, has in recent months become embroiled in a deepening controversy over its alleged lack of transparency and accountability. The current path chosen by Frontex will eventually lead to an institutional crisis, Frontex experts Jane Kilpatrick and Mariana Gkliati argue.

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Civil society

Law professor requests Court of Justice to grant him right to web stream rule of law case hearings

Professor Alberto Alemanno (HEC/NYU) tells Open Government in the EU Blog how he deems the current European rule of law standoff an excellent opportunity to raise the Court of Justice’s own transparency lacuna.

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Oversight

European Ombudsman to hold conference on the future of access to EU documents

High-level and expert panels to explore the impact of new technologies on the functioning and expectations of the transparency concept.