European Federation of Journalists

EFJ cancels the second edition of the Free European Media conference in Gdansk

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UPDATE (10.03.2020): Due to the increased outbreak of the coronavirus and after a consultation today with relevant stakeholders, the EFJ decided to cancel the Free European Media 2020 conference in Gdansk. We apologise for the inconvenience of this late cancellation, justified by the worsening of the situation and the increased precautionary measures announced by several States and airlines.

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) is a partner organisation of the 2020 edition of Free European Media conference in the Polish city of Gdansk.

Building on the success of last year’s event, the conference welcomes speakers and policy makers from across Europe including EU Commissioner Vera Jourova and the 2015-2016 United Nations Chair Mogens Lykketoft.

Across two days, delegates will discuss the vital role of press and media freedom in democracy, addressing the issues of  journalists’ safety and impunity for those who threaten it, media pluralism and diversity and self-regulation.

The conference is held in the iconic European Solidarity Centre. It commemorates Gdansk as the birthplace of the Solidarnosc movement that led to the fall of communist rule in the 1980s.

Find more information on the Free European Media website.