What are your priorities for the future of Europe?
#MakeItYours A space for participants in the EU Discussion Tables
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Communication towards citizens
- Educating people about fake news.
- Free press.
- More information available for citizens.
- The importance of civic education and the evolution of democracy.
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Conversation with PRE2319HUA
WHO decides which news is fake news?
Most of news could be determined to be true or false.
I consider freedom of the press to be one of the most important pillars of a democracy. It might be an idea to create a European committee or institution to guarantee and guarantee freedom of the press.
There should be an appeal procedure for all issues regarding media and press on national level that would escalate such issues to the EU level. There should be also EU supervision of concentration of media in members states. Each member state should ensure that state-owned or state-controlled enterprises and agencies spend their campaign and advertising budgets based on quotas pegged to readership and audience.
Regarding misinformation, I’ve read an interesting prediction on verifying news with blockchain technology. Maybe it should be investigated if such solution could be implemented widely.
Conversation with PiotrKowalik
In addition to the above I think that the EU should become more active in communicating various initiatives and strategies to citizens. Medias in each member state cover the EU matters in different way and significant discrepancies in knowledge on EU polices in different member states in quite visible.
I agree. I also think that the EU should become more active in communicating various initiatives and strategies to citizens. Politicians often use the excuse: the EU demands it (which by the way is right if we are talking about the health passport).
In particular, the EU must be transparent about the reasons behind certain actions so that no suspicions can arise.
Conversation with szabolcs istván
I agree - but the greatest security would be if people could talk to each other about substantive things, have a conversation. Anyone from any country would be able to talk to anyone from any country because there would be a language that everyone knew. Esperanto would be the language for this role. It would be easy to learn, but learning it as a first language would make it easier to learn other languages, and together they would take less time. If everyone could speak and communicate with everyone else, what would be the place for fake news and fake politicians? More Esperanto = more democracy.
Esperanto was created in the 1800's and few people remember it anymore.
More practically, I would create a language for the Latin countries, one for the Slavic countries and one for the (Anglo)Saxon countries. But now there is English.
Dear Fabrizio, Umberto Eco, the great Italian thinker - who was not an Esperantist - said in the last year of his life that the quantity and quality of Esperanto literature is impressive. Clemens Setz, last year's winner of the German literature prize, translated the greatest Esperanto epic into German and considers it a masterpiece of world literature. He speaks of Esperanto literature as a vast parallel world - He is not an Esperantist... There are two million speakers of the language. There are some who have it as their mother tongue. At the conference on the future of Europe, the most supported proposal "Europa needs impoved language learning" is that Esperanto can help to achieve true multilingualism.... see here: https://futureu.europa.eu/processes/Education/f/36/proposals/23893
The vast majority of Europe's people do not speak a foreign language. If we don't understand each other, there is no big common European house - only a common market...
I believe that a task force against fake news already exists at the community level, but the task is difficult because today people believe everything without doing any research beforehand.
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