Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Budapest) and n-ost have just launched their joint, new study “A Lockdown for independent media?”, analyzing how the pandemic has affected journalism in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia
Join us for the second part of the Launch Event of the newest COVID-19 Country Reports from Central and Southeastern Europe and concider with experts of policy making how to save independent media from political influence.
The panel discussion will address questions like ….
How can the financial sustainability of the media be strengthened? How can the right of citizens to valid public information be protected?
How can the autonomy and integrity of the political editorial offices be defended against political influence? etc.
Nikola Burazer (programme director, Centre for Contemporary Politics, executive editor, European Western Balkans)
Krisztina Rozgonyi (media and telecommunication consultant, assistant professor, University of Vienna, Hungary)
Olaf Steenfadt (Head of “Media Ownership Monitor” and “Journalism Trust Initiative”, Reporter Without Borders, Germany)
Host: Márta Orosz (investigative journalist, Correctiv)
15:00 Introduction & Welcome - Márta Orosz (host)
15:05 Highlights of the First Report Launch with the main findings of the report (video)
15:10 Jörg Bergstermann (FES Budapest) welcomes the experts
15:15 Panel Discussion w/Nikola Burazer (Centre for Contemporary Politics), Krisztina Rozgonyi (University of Vienna), Olaf Steenfadt (Reporter Without Borders, Germany)
15:40 Q&A Session
16:00 Closing Words