12 December, Budapest, Hungary
While Public Service Media should be independent, the rise of populism further exposes them to political interference. Politicians try to undermine the media’s independence, manipulate and censor journalistic output. In the worst cases, Public Service Media are turned into state-controlled media, propaganda or public relations instruments.
Join the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom in Budapest to discuss ways to protect Public Service Media and to ultimately preserve press and media freedom in Europe!
Please register here.
14 November, L42, Rue de la Loi 42, Brussels, Belgium
There is mounting evidence that digital political advertising – when left unregulated – opens the door to some major challenges for democracy and human rights. In view of the Code of Practice against Disinformation and the upcoming European Democracy Action Plan, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) invites civil society, academics, policy-makers, media, political actors and the platforms to discuss different regulatory approaches to digital political advertising. The draft programme is available here.
Please register here by 6 November.