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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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Thursday, December 12 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
PODIUM: The Infiltration of Public Service Media in Europe - Is This a Domino Effect?

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Panel discussion, comparing different EU member states where public service media in at risk.
Interventions from Bulgaria/South East Europe and Poland.

Moderators
avatar for Attila Mong

Attila Mong

Europe correspondent, Committee to Protect Journalists
Attila Mong is a Berlin-based Hungarian freelance journalist. He is the Europe correspondent of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an international press freedom organization, and reports on press freedom issues from the EU. He works as innovation consultant for Germany`s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jovanka Matic

Jovanka Matic

Research Associate, Institute of Social Sciences Belgrade
Jovanka has a PhD degree in mass communications. More than 30 years of professional experience in research in the field of communications and media, resulting in 7 books and about 70 articles in booksand academic and professional publications. Interested in media freedom, the role... Read More →
avatar for Dr Rubina Möhring

Dr Rubina Möhring

President, Reporters Without Borders Austria
avatar for Vojtěch Berger

Vojtěch Berger

Hlidaci Pes
Vojtech Berger (*1983), journalist, based in Prague. Since 2005 a foreign desk reporter of the Czech Radio (national public broadcaster). 2010-2014 served as a permanent correspondent in Slovakia and Austria. Based in Bratislava, he occasionally covered the hungarian affairs too... Read More →


Thursday December 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm CET
Goethe-Institute Hungary Budapest, Ráday u. 58, 1092 Hungary