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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Ondrej Neumann

Institute of Independent journalism
Ondrej Neumann is respected investigative journalist, he used to work more than 20 years on leading positions in several Czech media ( editor in chief of TV-News on CT24, editor in chief in the weekly magazine Ekonom, deputy editor in chief in daily newspaper Hospodarské noviny etc.). In 2014 he co-founded the Institute of Independent Journalism and the investigative website HlídacíPes.org – Journalism in the public interest. 
HlídacíPes.org focuses on the original findings and the long-term monitoring of topics which are out of sight of the mainstream media. In 2017 the website received a prestige journalistic award Kristalova lupa for inspiring content.