The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) will join a group of media partners and NGOs to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day in Brussels on May 3 – declared “Difference Day” – at the Centre for Fine Art (BOZAR).
Among a series of activities and debates organised throughout the world, BOZAR will host five panels on journalism and press freedom. The EFJ affiliate, the Association of journalists in Macedonia, will participate in the second session “Les Van de Eeuw” to talk about various current themes such as democracy, education, smart cities, World War II, Europe…
- 10:00 (Studio) : Les Van de Eeuw
- Terarken): Journalism in a post-truth climate. Is quality journalism an answer?
- Studio): Can Laws Stop Fake News ?
- Studio): The challenge of building trust: Is technology there to save the media?
- Terarken): Media literacy and the Citizen: Finding Facts in a Post Truth Era
Hall M): Live Magazine
Difference Day is organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Erasmushogeschool Brussel, BOZAR, Evens Foundation & imec, together with other partners (European Federation of Journalists, WAN, EBU, ACT, MPAA, European Commission, UNESCO, European Parliament …). It tries to remind people that without a free and independent communication landscape it is impossible to build and sustain a democratic society. Sadly, more than 1100 journalists were killed ‘in the line of duty’ since 1992 and more than one third of the world’s population still lives in countries that do not have a free press.
Photo credit: Difference Day logo