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Register for the European Media Freedom Conference

Tuesday 23 August 2016, by SIGNIS

Leipzig, August, 23rd, 2016 (ECPMF). Register now to participate in the 2nd European Media Freedom Conference, which is taking place in Leipzig on 6-7 October 2016. This year’s focus is on “working together for independent journalism”.

The conference will wrap 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 will provide insight in the current debates on freedom of expression and independent journalism.

The organizers want to focus on the good news: Strong networks can deal with such challenges – and even profit from them: Cross-border collaborations can help to get the best out of the sources and ideas; crowdfunding campaigns protect the economic independence of media outlets; and protective journalism networks can support colleagues under threat.

The conference will “explore the power of the crowd”, and more specifically:

  • Discuss approaches to independent news making with colleagues from all over Europe
  • Meet international donors face–to-face at the speed-networking event
  • Learn digital self-defense and get free legal advice
  • Build new cross-border partnerships or renew connections

Speakers and participants from all over Europe and a variety of backgrounds such as media law, academia, independent media outlets and the political sphere will contribute to the discussions, making the conference the "place to be" for an update on press and media freedom this autumn.

Besides the discussion, there will be an exciting programme of documentary films on press freedom themes and a cultural programme that includes the Leipzig Festival of Lights as well as the Freedom and Future of the Media Prize ceremony, where Turkish editors Can Dündar and Erdem Gül are honoured.

To participate and register, click here, and to know more about the event, go here.

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