NEWSOCRACY Protect Public Service Media against Political Interference
12 December 2019 @ 11:00 - 17:30
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 the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom in Budapest to discuss ways to protect Public Service Media and to ultimately preserve press and media freedom in Europe!
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).
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