European Media Freedom Conference 2016
The 2nd European Media Freedom Conference is taking place at the Media Campus Villa Ida (Leipzig School of Media) of Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig.
After a very successful inaugural conference in 2015 the this year´s focus is on the topic of "working together for independent journalism - powerful journalism networks".
The conference wraps up a series of major press freedom events in 2016. 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, Ossigeno per l´ Iinformazione, South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), Index on Censorship and many others.
The conference language is English.
Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite on this page (see link below).
If you cannot afford the ticket price, you can apply for a limited amount of hardship grants. Please be aware that we can only cover the costs of journalists, NGO-workers etc. in need. We would like to offer the conference to as many colleagues as possible. Please get back to us via email@example.com
Please note: Programme and speakers change constantly, because we are working until the very last minute to integrate latest developments in press and media freedom in the conference!