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A Sovereign Media Dataspace in Europe

Panel - Tackling Big Tech domination in media with Alexander Baratsits, Lucille Verbaere, Menno Weijss & Lise Witteman

June 07 10:30 - 12:00 @

Language: English. šŸŒ¶ļø

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The current media landscape in Europe is dominated by big media conglomerates and big tech corporations. Centralisation, (self) censorship, and ad tech have made citizens into passive followers. At the same time, citizen-led independent media have built up and are networked to provide a more diverse voice of what happens in European regions. 

In this session, weā€™ll highlight the problems of the current situation and present the development of European efforts to create a sovereign, decentralised media space. We will discuss various efforts to networked media, to produce and share content and make it available cross-language. The European Cultural Backbone, the Display Europe cooperative, and the European media data space are important examples. We see emerging a cooperative media network, with open source translation, search and content sharing infrastructure for written articles, podcasts and video talk shows. The ultimate aim is to evolve a true European media that is fair, inclusive and open.