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Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021
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EuroDIG “Extra!” on October 15 – Delay-Tolerant Networks

The session on Delay Tolerant Networks found great interest at EuroDIG this year and the organisers agreed to have a follow up on this emerging issue. Therefore, we organise an EuroDIG “Extra!” on 15th October 2021 from 15:00–16:30 UTC (17:00–18:30 CEST).

Special guest will be Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Please register HERE in order to participate!

Public Service Media and Public Service Internet Manifesto

Consequences of the rise of large Internet platforms have been observed and discussed, with growing concern, at annual EuroDIG sessions from the very beginning. What to do about them was very much the focus of the 2021 EuroDIG. The messages from Focus Session 4 expressed support for innovative efforts to create a trusted European media space, by all relevant actors, from European Parliament to media organizations as the European Broadcasting Union. It noted the various European legislative initiatives as the first step to deal with the dominance of the platforms, but held that one institution alone cannot solve the problem, and that a multistakeholder approach is needed to build a harmonious system.

In this context, worth noting as a contribution to the discussions is an ambitious manifesto signed (by the end of September) by more than a thousand researchers and journalists from universities and media worldwide, including a large part from Europe. To counter the threats of the current media landscapes, it calls for Public Service Media becoming Public Service Internet Platforms, and for the creation of their legal, economic and organizational foundations.

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