Announced at the second annual Summit on Information and Democracy, held on the margins of the UN General Assembly on 22 September 2022, the working group on pluralism of news and information in curation and indexation algorithms is publishing its global call for contributions. 

The working group on pluralism of news and information in curation and indexation algorithms was announced by Christophe Deloire, chair of the Forum on Information and Democracy, on the occasion of the second Summit for Information and Democracy. It will produce a set of regulatory and self-regulatory recommendations to strengthen existing and upcoming personal data protection and privacy regulations in the context of curation and indexation algorithms and improve pluralism of information and allow freedom of choice for users.

This working group is chaired by Professor Pier Luigi Parcu, Director of the Center for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the European University Institute. The Steering Committee is composed by:

  • William Bird, Director of Media Monitoring Africa, South Africa
  • Taina Bucher, Associate professor in media studies at the University of Oslo. Writer of the book IF….THEN: Algorithmic power and politics, Norway
  • Patrícia Campos Mello, Journalist, Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil
  • Dominique Cardon, Director of MediaLab, SciencesPo, France
  • Agustina del Campo, Director, Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información, Argentina
  • Luis Fernando García, Director, R3D, Mexico
  • Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director and Senior Fellow, IT for Change, India
  • Stefan Heumann, Director, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Germany
  • Angela Phillips, Emeritus Professor, media and communications, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

In order to feed the reflections of the working group, the Forum is publishing a global call for contributions aiming at gathering existing or innovative recommendations on this topic.



This call, open until the end of October 2022, is addressed to researchers, experts and organizations from all over the world specialized in these issues. They can be based on the analysis of already existing mechanisms and develop new provisions filling legal gaps. 

The recommendations from the working group will be published in November and then presented to the representatives of the 47 signatory states of the International Partnership for Information and Democracy.

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