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Shrinking Spaces for Journalists

Human Rights
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:00 - 20:00

Venue: The Press Club Brussels, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels

Registration:                       18:00h

Panel Discussion & Q&A:   18:15 - 19:30h

Light Cocktail Reception:    19:30 - 20:00h


Kindly register for this event by 07. October 2019 at https://forms.gle/tC5HAd2SnaifWpoL7


About the event:


The European union considers freedom of exprssion and information as bing at the chore of their human rights and fundamental freedoms' architecture. Still, every year, hundreds of journalists and media representatives are threatened, attacked, improsoned, or even killed in the EU member states and beyond.


Due to the growing popularity of right wing parties,countries like Poland and Hungary have become battlegrounds in the drive by authoritarian-minded leaders to limit media pluralism and gain control over political discourse. Meanwhile, at the doorsteps  of the EU, Turkey has registeres at least 68 journalist imprisonments in the past year, while th ecurrent political situation is leaving little hope for change.


Threats to freedom of expression and media pluralism are manifold, encompassing measures set by both private parties and state actors. Freedom of pluralist and independent media must prosper, so they can serve as public watchdog, sheltering citizens form States` as well as private interests' abuses and empowering them to actively participate in democratic life.


At this event, journalists and media expers in the field will discuss the curent situation onn the European continent and identify new policy-making solutions.




Chloe Melchionne

EU Liaison & Human Right Officer, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Europe




Tom Gibson

EU Representative, Committee to Protect Journalists


Banu Tuna

President, Journalists Union of Turkey - Istanbul Branch


Oliver Money-Kyrle

Programmes Manager, International Press Institute





Charlotte Wirth

Investigative Journalist & EU Correspondent, Reporter.lu



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