GFMD AND WAN-IFRA CO-ORGANISE WORKSHOPS DURING EURODIG 2019

GFMD and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) are co-organising various workshops related to journalism and news media in the digital age on day 2 of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) – Europe’s regional IGF initiative held annually. EuroDIG is an open multi-stakeholder platform to exchange views about the Internet and how it is governed. Created in 2008 by several organisations, government representatives and experts, it fosters dialogue and collaboration with the Internet community on public policy for the Internet. Culminating in an annual conference that takes place in a different European city each year.

The main aim of EuroDIG is to promote the engagement of Europeans in multistakeholder dialogue in order to share their expertise and best practice and, where possible, identify common ground. This enables EuroDIG to pull together national perspectives and to apply and shape European values and views regarding the Internet. It is the place to start and to facilitate a discussion not to finalise it and therefore a decision shaping not a decision making initiative.

Taking place this year in The Hague from 19-20 June, GFMD will be participating in the following workshops:

Workshop 8 – Fending off trolls – Journalists in defence of democracy

Workshop 12 – Play the villain – learn to fight disinformation with news literacy

Plenary 7 – Tackling online harms – a regulation minefield? Present and future.