GFMD COMMENDS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN THE EU REPORT

On 16 January, the European Parliament voted to adopt the annual report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2017. We commend the EP for its strong focus on media and freedom of expression, and appreciate that the report recognised the provisions for media freedom in the EU’s external funding instruments.

DIGITAL PLATFORMS, REGULATION, AND MEDIA SUSTAINABILITY: A LESSON FOR EUROPE FROM DOWN UNDER

Given the reality of today’s online environment and what it means for conveying accurate, high-quality information, it is important to address underlying mechanisms that have enabled the manipulation of online information spaces. By also addressing how information is created and disseminated from a market viewpoint, not simply a content viewpoint, it paints a more holistic picture of the challenges faced in keeping a citizenry informed.

BOOK A SEAT FOR FREE PRESS LIVE

2 November – The Hague, Netherlands
Free Press Unlimited will host “Free Press Live – Stand up for journalists and justice” during the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. International journalists, legislators and policy makers will discuss the escalating violence against journalists and its consequences.

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND THE 18TH IACC

22-24 October – Copenhagen, Denmark
The International Anti-Corruption Conference theme for this year is “Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act”. Register for early bird rates.

ATTEND THE NEWS IMPACT SUMMIT IN CARDIFF

15 October – Cardiff, Wales, UK
The event will focus on Local News and Community Engagement and will explore challenges and opportunities that will define the future of regional, local, and hyperlocal news.

ICT – PUBLIC TALK ON AL AND FAKE NEWS

21 September – Zurich, Switzerland
The presentation will offer no easy answers to the issue of “fake news”. The speaker will argue that how we engage with its challenges increasingly defines how we perceive the world around us, and what it is or becomes.