euronews selects Headline NFP


BRUSSELS - Yesterday evening on June 14, EU-Commissioner Viviane Reding officially opened the brand new euronews office in Brussels. euronews is the leading international news channel covering world news from a European perspective. Moreover it dedicates significant slots to EU current affairs. To allow for direct reporting from the capital of the European Union, euronews decided to set up a studio and editorial office in Brussels.

Deadline 26th of April 2011


ZELLIK - The deadline for grants of the Pascal Decroos Fund is Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 12am lunchtime. All forms of journalism for audiovisual and written media are eligible: documentaries, series, books, ...

The Karel van Miert/Etienne Davignon prizes for journalists


 BRUSSELS - The Representation of the European Commission in Belgium and the Belgian section of the Association of European Journalists organise for the third time the Karel Van Miert/Etienne Davignon prizes.

Turkish Raids in Search of Unpublished Book by Journalist Ahmet Sik


VIENNA - The International Press Institute (IPI) on Friday condemned raids by Turkish police last week in search of draft copies of an unpublished book by imprisoned journalist Ahmet Sik that reportedly focuses on the influence of an alleged Islamic group within the country's police force.

Evens Prize for Media Education 2011: Apply for nomination!


ANTWERP - With the second Evens Prize for Media Education, to be awarded in 2011, the Evens Foundation continues to highlight the importance of Media Education and to support sustainable projects in this field in Europe.

Google gives $5 million to journalism


US - Google Inc has given $2 million to the Knight Foundation, it was announced yesterday, and the search giant has said it will invest $3 million more in journalism projects outside the US, "through a similar partnership." More details will be available early next year, according to a post on Google's blog by Nikesh Arora, President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development.

Ides Debruyne called emancipated journalists


BRUSSELS - In a recent article featured on, Ides Debruyne, director of the Pascal Decroos Fund, argues that journalists should be emancipated from their media organizations and become entrepreneurs. Debruyne argues this in light of the changing climate of the news media and the public political movements in Western Europe.

Overview of all FOI laws


AMSTERDAM - FOI expert Roger Vleugels releases a new overview of all FOI laws. The architecture of this overview changed and has now seperate lists for national, sub-national and international FOIAs. 238 FOI laws in 84 countries

European judgment on protection of sources a 'victory for press freedom'


AMSTERDAM - The right of journalists to protect their sources will be strengthened throughout Europe, after a judgment from the European Court of Human Rights Tuesday. In a ruling strongly reaffirming the "vital importance" protection of sources plays to press freedom, the court overturned a ruling that had compelled Dutch journalists to reveal the names of participants in illegal car races.