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RightsCon Brussels

March 29, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Crowne Plaza, Rue Gineste 3
Brussels, 1210 Belgium

Access Now is proud to bring you the sixth installment of RightsCon, the world’s leading event on the future of the internet. Together we are shaping the global conversation about how to keep the internet open, free, and secure.RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016,brought together more than 1,100 attendees from 84 countries and more than 500 organizations. This upcoming March in Brussels, Belgium we’re gathering the global digital rights community in the heart of European politics and policymaking to host our most impactful RightsCon yet. This year’s program themes will include: Freedom of Expression: circumvention, the latest in media and journalism, internet…

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EFJ Broadcasting Expert Group

March 28, 2017 @ 2:00 am - March 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Cologne Germany
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12:30 pm

How is Europe’s Media fighting fake news and disinformation?

March 29, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
EBU Brussels office, 56, avenue des Arts
Brussels, 1000 Belgium

Short presentation by speakers followed by moderated open discussion. Welcome and moderation Nicola Frank, EBU Head of European Affairs Ricardo Gutiérrez, EFJ Secretary-General   Speakers Simon Wilson – BBC News Editor, Europe Bureau – How BBC's Newsround explains Fake News to children Eric Scherer - Director of Future Media at France Televisions – Action Plan to fight fake news André Wolf (TBC) – Author at Mimikama, Austria – The Fake Hunters Tanja Fajon MEP (TBC) – former journalist and member of the EP Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Inder Burgarin - Mexican journalist Giles Portman (TBC) - Head…

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6:30 pm

Media Freedom under attack

March 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
European Parliament

Monitoring and solutions at EU level 18h30 - 18h45 Welcome address and introductory remarks Curzio Maltese, MEP 18h45 - 20.00 Moderator: Giovanni Melogli, Alliance Internationale de Journalistes Pier Luigi Parcu, Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom Alina Ostling, Research Associate at Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom Roman Imielski, News editor, Gazeta Wyborcza Ricardo Guitierrez, General Secretary of European Federation of Journalists Krisztina Stump - Deputy Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission 20h- 20h30 Q&A Session

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8:00 pm

Restrictions of press freedom and other fundamental rights in Turkey

March 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gent, Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4,
Gent, 9000 Belgium

The Human Rights Centre at Ghent University is supporting a student initiative to organize an event on (restrictions of) press freedom and other fundamental rights in Turkey. They intend this to be in particular an evening of solidarity with the journalists of the newspaper Cumhuriyet who have been arrested (this came about because one of our students befriended the son of the editor-in-chief of this newspaper during a student exchange programme in Germany, where they organized a similar event). We are hoping that the European Federation of Journalists would be able to provide a speaker at this event. The event takes place on 29…

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