Event - Self-censorship in European media (Brussels)
If an internet search has the potential to land a journalist on the blacklist of security services or if a reporter cannot guarantee for the anonymity of sources, free reporting is in danger. The same goes for journalists who have to pick their words carefully in order to secure their media company’s advertisement revenue.
In several Central European states and in Europe’s neighborhood, particularly in Turkey, the government is tightening its grip on media companies. Meanwhile German journalists face accusations of biased reporting on the refugee crisis and the Cologne attacks (“Lügenpresse”) and in France journalists are alarmed at the new security laws which grant sweeping powers to intelligence agencies.
How does all this affect journalists’ reporting? How big is the danger that journalists start mincing words? Join EFJ's expert discussion on the potential dimensions, prevalence and consequences of self-censorship in European media.
- János Kárpáti, Former journalist of the Hungarian national newswire
- Wolfgang Grebenhof, Deutscher Journalisten-Verband (DJV),
- Sezin Öney, Taraf Newspaper, Açik Radyo, Turkey
- Dominique Pradalié, Chief editor, France 2
- Tanja Porčnik, Author “Human Freedom Index”
- When? Monday 2 May 2016, 12.00 – 14.00
- Where? Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels
- Registration? Please register at http://tinyurl.com/meeting-media-challenges or send an email to register [dot] brussels [at] fnst [dot] org before Friday 29 April