Agenda / O2 in English

Ossigeno-PDLI workshop in Madrid. Themes and speakers

Freedom of expression. What happens in Spain, in Italy, in the world? Democracy, censorship an threats. Laws and rights, methods and actions to follow and report violations

Seminary sponsored by Ossigeno per l’Informazione-ECPMF-PDLI and supported by the European Commission

Madrid-Universidad Complutense (UCM) – Thursday, 23rd of March 2017

9:30-Opening by the Dean and by Virginia Perèz Alonso (President of PLDI, Member of the directive council of IPI)

10:00-11:00 Meaning and content of the freedom of expression in the 21st century

  • Manuel Sànchez de Diego (UCM-PLDI)
  • Mario Garcia de Castro (OSSIGENO)
  • Joan Barata
  • Q&A

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:155 – The state of freedom of expression in the world

  • Carlos Sànchez Almeida, legal chair PDLI
  • Sabela Serrano Maìllo (UCM)
  • Pietro Cecioni (Ossigeno) (The landslide of threats and lawsuits for libel)
  • Martin Hoffman, ECPMF (European Center For Press and Media Freedom) Leipzig
  • Scott Griffen, IPI Vienna
  • Q&A

12:15 Break

12:30-13:30 – Methods and actions used to follow and report violations

  • Yolanda Quintana (PDLI), the PDLI method
  • Alba Villanavas (No Somos Delito)
  • Alberto Spampinato, representative from Ossigeno, the italian method
  • Q&A

13:30 end of the morning session

14:00 – 16:00 Break

16:00-18:00 – Meeting between representatives from PDLI, Ossigeno per Informazione, others associations, Law professors.

Topic: how to create an international co-operation to document and represent violations and limitations to freedom of expression in each country, with coherent and comparable informations and data. How to identify problems that are shared by each country. How to coordinate citizens, organizations and politicians.


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