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The ECPMF’s NEWSOCRACY event is devoted to discuss media ownership as a topic affecting many European countries, enabling us to assess if and to what extent conflicts of interest may undermine the independence of the information we consume. The NEWSOCRACY event in Prague focuses on new forms of media owners as well as on implications of media ownership concentration on local/regional journalism. Through hands-on knowledge exchange we aim to come up with constructive approaches to promote media plurality.
Friday, December 14 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Session V: Let's discuss! Media ownership at the regional and local level

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Media ownership concentration has chilling effects on journalism and media pluralism especially on the regional and local level. Moreover, in many countries, regional and local media is dependening solely on the goodwill of municipalities. We aim to shed light on the situation in different European countries and discuss how to protect regional and local press from becoming propaganda instruments.

Moderators
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Mogens B Bjerregård

President, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)
Freelance international and president of the European Federation of Journalists since 2013. Educated journalist and now consultant on capacity building of media organsations and on media development for democracies. Have for three decades been dedicated to press freedom and trade... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Cathcart

Professor of Journalism, Kingston University
Brian Cathcart is Professor of Journalism at Kingston University London and was a founder and the first director of Hacked Off, which campaigns for a free and accountable press. He was a journalist for many years at Reuters, the Independent papers and the New Statesman and he is the... Read More →
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Tanja Maksić

Programme Coordinator, BIRN: Balkan Investigative Reporting Network
Tanja Maksic has been a member of the BIRN Serbia team since 2010. She develops and manages projects in the field of media policy and good governance. Tanja also conducts research and is responsible for the design, theme definition and methodology of research, for writing policy reports... Read More →
avatar for Bartosz Wieliński

Bartosz Wieliński

Foreign Editor, Gazeta Wyborcza


Friday December 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Impact Hub Prague Drtinova 557/10, 150 00 Praha 5, Czechia