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 • 2:10pm - 2:45pm
INTERVIEW: Light Interference - Symptoms of Public Service Media Capture in Western Europe

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Martin Hoffmann, currently working at the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research on his PhD, interviews Dr Jan Schulte-Kellinghaus about symptoms of media capture in public service media in Western Europe and the situation in Germany.

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Martin Hoffmann

Researcher, European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC)
Martin Hoffmann is a journalist and researcher with the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC). He conducted an ECPMF-Fact Finding Mission on the massively increased number of attacks on German journalists since 2015, which are related to the “Lying-Press-debate... Read More →

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Dr Jan Schulte-Kellinghaus

Programme Director, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB)
Dr. Jan Schulte-Kellinghaus was born in 1969 in Duisburg. He studied law in Bonn and Erfurt and worked alongside as a reporter for radio and television. Beginning in 1994 , he worked as a reporter for the ZDF - one of Germany’s two national public broadcasters- at the Studio Thuringa... Read More →

Thursday December 12, 2019 2:10pm - 2:45pm CET
Goethe-Institute Hungary Budapest, Ráday u. 58, 1092 Hungary