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.
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Brian Cathcart

Kingston University
Professor of Journalism
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 author of several books, including The Case of Stephen Lawrence (Viking/Penguin, 1999) and Everybody's Hacked Off (Penguin 2012). He blogs at Byline.com and tweets at