An insight on freedom of the press. The Leipzig ECPMF Conference
On 6th and 7th October the 2nd European Media Freedom Conference is taking place in Leipzig at the Leipzig Media Campus Villa Ida
After a very successful inaugural conference in 2015 the this years focus in Leipzig is on “working together for independent journalism – powerful journalism networks”. Ossigeno per l’Informazione will take part as a partner of the ECPMF pilot project baked from the European Commission and a founder of the Centre.
The yearly meeting wraps up major press freedom events of 2016 and gives an insight in the international debate on independent journalism and violations of freedom of speech on the current background of new media laws, new governments, arrested and released journalists in many European countries and neighbouring states.
Set against the backdrop of newly-elected governments, restrictive media legislation and multifaceted threats to journalists across Europe, the conference provides insight in the current debates on freedom of expression and independent journalism.
Speakers and participants from all over Europe and a variety of backgrounds (such as media law, academia, independent media outlets, the political sphere etc.) will contribute to the discussions, making the conference the “place to be” for an update on press and media freedom this autumn.
Attending organisations are: ECPMF, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC), Journalismfund.eu, Ossigeno per l´ Iinformazione, South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), Index on Censorship and many others.