Resilience in focus as journalists gather for Eastern Partnership Media Conference
November 30, 2022

Resilience in focus as journalists gather for Eastern Partnership Media Conference


Around a hundred journalists and media professionals will gather in Prague on 1-2 December for the fourth edition of the Eastern Partnership Media Conference, organised as part of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.  The first part of the conference tomorrow will also be live streamed.

In the Eastern Partnership countries, the difficulties faced by journalists are extreme, with some countries of the region among the lowest ranking countries on the World Press Freedom Index, the organisers say, adding that Russia’s illegal and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine has exposed the strength and danger posed by Russian propaganda targeting not only Ukraine, but also other countries in the wider neighbourhood. 

Through a series of presentations and discussions over two days, the Eastern Partnership Media Conference will:

  • discuss practical examples of how to strengthen the resilience of the independent media and professional journalism in Eastern Partnership states; 
  • present current EU media policies, programmes and strategies; 
  • renew political commitments towards independent journalism and media freedom; 
  • contribute to building practical skills strengthening media resilience.

The event is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the European Commission – DG NEAR, in partnership with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).

The conference will gather approximately 100 participants in person, including journalists, media professionals and influencers from Eastern Partnership countries (including Belarusian journalists in exile), RFE/RL journalists and other media from EU countries, and participants from EU Institutions/Member States.

Opening speeches will be given by Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission and Emine Džaparova, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine. 

The first part of the conference will be streamed and can be watched here on December 1 from 9.30am CET. The broadcast is in English.

Find out more

Event website

Agenda

Live stream



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