According to its Charter,
The European Parliament has established a web television channel (called "europarltv") to respond to the right of all citizens to know and understand what is happening in the institution that they have elected. The channel is designed to contribute to the democratisation of the European Union and to theOh goody, that European public space. A wonderful pressure valve for the masses where they can think European thoughts, sire European children and generally behave in a communitaire fashion.
development of a European public space.
Point 4 of the Charter bears repeating,
The channel shall be developed in such a way as to reinforce interactivity between the Parliament and European citizens. It shall enable citizens to express their views on the contents of the channel and to contribute to that content.Which is interesting. Here you would expect that the TV station would be employing all those aspects of modern communications such as Twitter, and facebook ad so on.
So imagine my surprise when I looked at my Facebook messages today and saw this message from one Andreas Dietl, who describes himself as "in charge of editing the content for EuroParl TV, the European Parliament's web-based TV channel."
EuroparlTV Facebook group closedOh dear, I wonder what happened? I wonder if they were not actually particulaly happy that some of the Group members didn't like the sound of his masters voice.
To members of europarltv
Andreas Dietl 28 September at 16:33 Reply • Report
at the request of European Parliament officials we have to close this group.
Thank you for your interest!