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EDMO’s Advisory Council Conflict Of
Interest Statements
Name Surname EDMO Role Interests in the sector/sub-sectors of the information ecosystem Jeopardisation of independence (YES/NO)
Madeleine de Cock Buning Chair of the EDMO Advisory Council VPPP Netflix No
Alina Bargaoanu Member of the EDMO Advisory Council President of the NGO Eurocommunicare No
Maja Cappello Member of the EDMO Advisory Council No No
Christophe Leclercq Member of the EDMO Advisory Council Founder of EURACTIV Media Network BV, no more shareholder from May 2023 (but some remaining earn-out for 3 years). EURACTIV is frequently bidding for EU projects.Founder and chair of Europe’s MediaLab (Fondation EURACTIV) Ad hoc activities, for example, evaluation of all for tender CEF/Digital Skills Initiative.Europe’s MediaLab won in consortium for Stars4media funding e.g. from EU’s Journalism Partnership, and potentially (minority funding) from corporates including potentially GAFAs (less than 20% of total sales) Bidding for EMIF co-funding (Stars4Media – FACTCHECKING: in process, Stars4Media – TRUiST: applied) I abstained from participating in specs or selection committees. PAST: Europe’s MediaLab junior partner in consortia for media content and data sharing (EU DG CONNECT) No
Sonia Livingstone Member of the EDMO Advisory Council None No
Giacomo Mazzone Member of the EDMO Advisory Council Journalist at RAI, Italian Public Service BroadcasterSecretary General Eurovisioni No
Pier Luigi Parcu Member of the EDMO Advisory Council N/A No
Gianni Riotta Member of the EDMO Advisory Council I lead the Italian Digital Media Observatory (IDMO), EDMO National Hubs as Executive Director of Luiss Data Lab (Italy, Rome) since Sept 2021 No
Giovanni Sartor Member of the EDMO Advisory Council None No
Jochen Spangenberg Member of the EDMO Advisory Council Employed by news media organization/ international public service broadcaster Deutsche Welle (Dep Head Research & Cooperation Projects). Work in R&D projects at/for Deutsche Welle as a member of national or international consortia on, among other, verification/disinformation topics.Supporter of NGO Lie Detectors – going into schools and teaching kids on MIL topics and how journalism works. Lecturer at Frie University Berlin, Dept. Media Studies and Communication Science.Board Member of CEDMO and GADMO Hubs. Occasional evaluator for the EC in Framework Programme calls on media, IT and related topics.Noon-exclusive member/supporter of Reporters without Borders. No
Rebekah Tromble Member of the EDMO Advisory Council N/A No
Wout van Wijk Member of the EDMO Advisory Council News Media Europe No
Paul Verschure Member of the EDMO Advisory Council Not of relevance No
Kalina Bontcheva Member of the EDMO Advisory Council Application by University of Sheffield colleagues or former PhD students/colleagues in the past 5 years.Vera.ai project and applications by its partners.BROD project and applications by its partnersVigilant project and applications by its partners.SoBigData++project and applications by its partners. No
Radovan Geist Member of the EDMO Advisory Council Involved in the implementation of the research project financed by EMIF (integration of fact-checking activities in media) as a researcher/expert. The organisation in which I am working (I-Europa) is involved in the same project as a consortium member.The organisation in which I am working (I-Europa) has submitted a project proposal ( as a consortium member) to EMIF. If approved I will be involved in the implementation of the project as a researcher/expert. No
Clare Melford Member of the EDMO Advisory Council CEO of the Global Disinformation Index No
Igor Kanižaj Member of the EDMO Advisory Council Media literacy
Disinformation
Media Education
No
Patrick Aichroth Member of the EDMO Advisory Council Disinformation analysis and detection No

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