Europe For the Hearts and Minds: Should We Use Positive Emotions to Promote EU Integration?

*This blog post is part of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration series PART OF THE '60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TREATIES OF ROME' BLOG ENTRY SERIES By Sophie Lecheler If you did not think already that citizens’ emotions about Europe were a central component of EU integration, then the year 2016... Continue Reading →

Founding Father Myth and the Historical Context of EEC-Treaty of March 25 1957 in Rome

*This blog post is part of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration series By Oliver Rathkolb One of the few European icons one can find in all schoolbooks is a photograph of representatives of the governments of six Member States, in the Capitole's room of the Horaces and the Curiaces in... Continue Reading →

Human costs of the crisis: Suicide as a permanent answer to a temporary problem?

*This blog post is part of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration series By Izabel Korbiel With the outbreak of the financial crisis in Europe the material conditions have dramatically changed, we observe social disintegration impoverishment, deterioration of social care and construction of new vulnerabilities. Health professionals, NGOs and researchers have... Continue Reading →

News the slow way

*This blog post is part of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration series By Isa Lange* How can we deal with the mass of images in our daily life and the boundless access to news worldwide? We could focus on things of importance – whether in world politics or everyday circumstances... Continue Reading →

Islam for Journalists (And Everyone Else)

By Magda Abu-Fadil* Most American journalists probably know little about covering Islam accurately, fairly, ethically and contextually amid rising levels of xenophobia, hate speech and “fake news” in the U.S., but help is on the way. In 1980, I arrived in Beirut as CBS News Middle East correspondent. My qualifications for covering this complex region?... Continue Reading →

Populism as a new form of dictatorship? When media is called the state enemy number one

*This blog post is part of the Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration series By Nina Benkotic Almost three decades have passed since the fall of the Iron Curtain and the transformation of the Eastern European countries into democracies, where totalitarian communist governments liked to create enemies - internal and external ones... Continue Reading →

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