In my last post I spoke about the negative way in which the British press portrays the EU. With this in mind, I was interested to learn that some of my course mates are taking part in a competition designed to encourage bloggers to express their views about the European Union in the run up to the June 2009 European parliamentary elections.
Participating in the European Journalism Centre’s TH!NK ABOUT IT competition are 81 bloggers from the 27 EU members states. Their blogs don’t give a simplistic view of the EU but instead treat specific campaign issues in depth. Among those representing Britain are City University bloggers Katrina Bishop, Etan Smallman and David Christopher. For a French view, see Jean Sebastien Lefebvre’s TH!NK ABOUT IT blog.