EU Scream

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EU Scream
GenrePolitical podcast
ProductionJames Kanter
Original releaseNovember 2018
WebsiteEU Scream

EU Scream is a podcast based in Brussels.[1] EU Scream was set up in 2018 by Tom Brookes from the European Climate Foundation and by James Kanter from The New York Times.[2] James Kanter had left the New York Times before the launch of EU Scream.[3]

EU Scream's episodes consist of interviews with European politicians, journalists, academics, activists and representatives of the civil society. The interviews often include personal aspects of the life of European politicians, for example the experience of being bullying at school shared on EU Scream by the Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.[4]

The Swedish European Commissioner Ylva Johansson when discussing her new immigration policy proposal on EU Scream,[5] explained that the question was personal to her because her sister had been adopted from Korea.[6] The economist Barry Eichengreen discussed on EU Scream his personal family history with populism.[7] The journalist and human rights activist Maris Hellrand explained on EU Scream how she staged the very first protest against the Conservative People's Party of Estonia government.[8]

The podcast denounced the authoritarian threat to civil liberties in Europe in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.[9][10]

EU Scream is a non-for-profit organization and hosts events on European policy and democracy,[11] including on questions of algorithmic bias.[12]

In 2023, EU Scream, in a joint investigation with Lighthouse Reports and The Guardian, shed light on the live stock lobbying in the European Union. The investigation focused on a group called European Livestock Voice, co-founded by the global agriculture lobby CopaCogeca. European Livestock Voice deployed techniques such as questioning science to argue against EU legislative proposals to protect animal welfare.[13]

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  1. ^ Becker, Markus (October 28, 2019). "Neues aus der Brüsseler Blase" [News from the Brussels Bubble]. Politik&Kommunikation (in German). Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  2. ^ Eder, Florian (November 20, 2018). "Brussels Playbook". Politico Europe.
  3. ^ Heath, Ryan (November 1, 2017). "Brussels Playbook". Politico. Retrieved January 11, 2021. James Kanter will leave his role as the New York Times' Brussels correspondent after 12 years. Kanter's next move is to help launch a media project
  4. ^ Espinoza, Javier; Hancock, Alice; Dombey, Daniel (May 13, 2020). "Rescuing Europe's summer break". Financial Times. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  5. ^ Malkoutzis, Nick (29 September 2020). "Moria: a catastrophe by design". International Politics and Society. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  6. ^ Beisel, Karoline Meta (September 23, 2020). "Schwedische EU-Kommissarin:Offen und herzlich, aber bestimmt in der Sache". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  7. ^ Brunsden, Jim (February 25, 2019). "Reality check". Financial Times. Retrieved January 11, 2021. Economic historian Barry Eichengreen gets personal with EU Scream about his new book, The Populist Temptation
  8. ^ Krasnec, Tomislav (June 18, 2019). "Najnaprednije digitalno društvo na fašistički pogon". Večernji list. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  9. ^ "COVID-19 privacy updates from Europe". International Association of Privacy Professionals. April 2, 2020. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  10. ^ Peduzzi, Paola; Flammini, Micol (November 12, 2020). "Il vaccino sa molto di european way of life". Il Foglio. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  11. ^ Gonzales, Cristina (November 10, 2019). "POLITICO EU Influence". Politico. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  12. ^ Niethammer, Carmen (March 2, 2020). "AI Bias Could Put Women's Lives At Risk - A Challenge For Regulators". Forbes. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  13. ^ Lai Win, Thin; Nelsen, Arthur; Kanter, James; Riva, Paolo; Sapoch, Jack; DeBre, Elena; Ramalho da Silva, Beatriz; Hekman, Ludo (23 October 2023). "Animal welfare wrecked". Lighthouse Reports, RPI, The Guardian, EU Scream, Factanza.