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European Media Literacy Week – 18-22 March 2019

March 18, 2019

ERGA Academy Event
18 March 2019 – Avenue de Beaulieu 25, Room 0/S1

Draft programme
09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:00 Introduction of the event
Luboš Kukliš, ERGA Chair, RVR
10:10 Session 1: Regulators’ experience during election periods
I. Presentation: European Parliament
Presentation on EU elections – Overview of the campaign, available resources for media and
disinformation monitoring, followed by a short Q&A session – Marjory Van den Broeke, European
II. Panel discussion
Moderator: Renate Schroeder, European Federation of Journalists
Panel discussion speakers:
– Benedetta Liberatore, AGCOM (tbc)
– Frédéric Bokobza, CSA
– Adam Baxter, Ofcom
– Ronan Fahy, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam (tbc)
During this session, after a short presentation from each panellist, the speakers could be asked to
reflect on the most recent elections in their respective Member States and to outline the biggest
challenges as well as the way regulators addressed them. In this context, the report on media
coverage of elections of the European Audiovisual Observatory will also be recalled.
This could be the opportunity to discuss whether the regulatory measures at their disposal proved to
be useful and whether new measures should be developed. In view of the upcoming EP elections in
May 2019, are there lessons to be learned?
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Session 2: Regulators’ role in promoting quality journalism and media literacy
Scene setter: Presentation of EPRA’s report on Regulators’ roles and approaches to media literacy –
Celene Craig, EPRA Chair
Moderator: Tobias Schmid, ERGA Vice-Chair, DLM
Panel discussion speakers:
– Stephanie Comey, BAI
– Luboš Kukliš, ERGA Chair, RVR
– Sonia Livingstone, LSE
– James Ball, journalist and author
During this session, after a short presentation from each panellist, the speakers could reflect on how
to promote media literacy and on which tools can be provided by public authorities and regulators
to better equip citizens. Considering quality journalism as a prerequisite to media literacy, speakers
would discuss to what extent public authorities can and should support quality journalism and how
such support is compatible with guaranteeing the independence of journalism.
16:00 Closing remarks
Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director, European Commission


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