Online the French version of EJO

Institutional Communication Service

31 October 2017

The EJO network is enriched by a new language. The French version is now reality thanks to the new partner Académie du journalisme et des médias (AJM) - University of Neuchâtel. EJO is an initiative born at USI in 2004 counting 14 research institutions in 11 different countries.   

In line with EJO's activities, this new partner will promote the public debate on journalism and contemporary information, thanks to the initial funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation. The site is not just a simple transaltion of old articles, it launches today with original contributions from French-speaking personalities active in the media, and specialists.

The French version of the EJO debuts with - among others - a reflection by Eric Scherer (Director of Future Media, France Télévisions), who talks about the necessity and limits of the appropriation by journalism of new technological tools, and with the publication of the first results of a research by the French National Fund for Scientific Research on the use of cryptography by journalists and activists.

These new contents from the French-speaking world - created under the supervision of Prof. Annik Dubied of the University of Neuchâtel - could also be translated into the other 13 languages. The EJO will thus strengthen its mission to give a contribution in improving the quality of the profession by complementing its offerings in Switzerland and Europe.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has funded this project under the AGORA programme, which aims to promote the dissemination of science to the general public.