The assesment is harsh. European News plays an almost negligible role in the mainstream media of Western Europe. In a recent study published by the Center for European Political Communication (EuroPolCom) on the news bulletins of main public television channels across Europe, the share of European Affairs on the screen remains at 3%. On Das Erste, premier channel of the German group ARD, this percentage is 4%. On British BBC 1 it is 3% while in France it is as low as 2% on France 2.

Lire la suite...