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I can’t write that: Self-Censorship in European media
May 2, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
Meeting media challenges.
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on 3rd May, the European Federation of Journalists and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom cordially invite you to their joint lunchtime debate in the “Meeting Media Challenges” events series:
“I can’t write that”: Self-censorship in European media
Monday, 2 May 2016
Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels
About the event:
If an internet search has the potential to land a journalist on the blacklist of security services or if a reporter cannot guarantee for the anonymity of sources, free reporting is in danger. The same goes for journalists who have to pick their words carefully in order to secure their media company’s advertisement revenue. In several Central European states, the government is tightening its grip on media companies while German journalists face accusations of biased reporting on the refugee crisis and the Cologne attacks (“Lügenpresse”). Meanwhile in France journalists are alarmed at the new security laws which grant sweeping powers to intelligence agencies.
How does all this affect journalists’ reporting? How big is the danger that journalists start mincing words?
Join our expert discussion on the potential dimensions, prevalence and consequences of self-censorship in European media.
journalist working for Taraf newspaper and Açik Radyo in Turkey
Former journalist of the Hungarian national newswire
Author “Human Freedom Index”
German Federation of Journalists
Chief editor, France 2
Director, European Federation of Journalists
Kindly register for this event by 29 April 2016 at http://tinyurl.com/meeting-media-challenges
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