NEWSOCRACY | Protect Public Service Media against Political Interference

Thursday, 12 December 2019, Budapest, Hungary

Public Service Media should broadcast for the public, be financed and controlled by the public. They should be a trusted source of news and provide impartial information to enable citizens to make informed decisions.
While Public Service Media should be independent, the rise of populism further exposes them to political interference. Politicians try to undermine the media’s independence, manipulate and censor journalistic output. In the worst cases, Public Service Media are turned into state-controlled media, propaganda or public relations instruments.
Join us in Budapest as we discuss ways to protect Public Service Media and to ultimately preserve press and media freedom in Europe!

WHAT: NEWSOCRACY conference | Protect Public Service Media against Political Interference
WHEN: 12 December 2019, 11am – 5.30pm CET
WHERE: Goethe-Institute, Ráday utca 58, 1092 Budapest, Hungary
Registration starts 10.15am. You are invited to stay for an evening reception after the event.

In collaboration with: The Budapest Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ)

Conference Language: English (Hungarian translation provided).
Entry: Free (registration required (get your free eventbrite ticket)).
Contact: conference@ecpmf.eu
@ECPMF #newsocracy19

Supported by the European Commission, Freistaat Sachsen, City of Leipzig and the Goethe Institute Budapest.

We look forward to seeing you in Budapest.
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