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#Media4Democracy MEP networking event

June 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sound democracies need healthy media. The new EU mandate after these elections will show this. The role of media in a changing society is crucial for our democracies, now more than ever. Yet, the sector faces threats on a daily basis, from fake news to mistrust. Are policymakers and the media sector adapting and facing these constantly evolving threats?

Fondation EURACTIV, in cooperation with EU40 and Frank Schwalba-Hoth, is organising a networking event for MEPs in order to raise awareness on the central strategic role media policy will play in the new Parliament.



– Welcoming words given by hosting MEP (Franc BOGOVIČ – EPP, SL [tbc])

– Few words on #Media4Democracy by Christophe Leclercq, founder of EURACTIV Media Network and Fondation EURACTIV

– Awards for deserving MEPs who worked on media issues presented by (tbc):

         Andrus Ansip, Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, 2014-2019

         Jean-Marie Cavada, MEP, former Chair of the EP media intergroup 2009-2014

         Ricardo Gutiérrez, European Federation of Journalists, General Secretary

– Video coverage, interviews with attending MEPs and pictures

This event is designed in the framework of the Europe’s Media Lab process: a series of events designed to enrich the conversation on the media sector’s needs among media professionals and policy makers, including this policy conference in June.


June 4, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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