Thursday, 02.07.2020 - Online Launch Event

A Lockdown for Independent Media?

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the media landscape and press freedom in Central and Southeast Europe. New Study of FES and n-ost will be presented and discussed with media experts.

The Berlin-based Media NGO n-ost, in cooperation with the Budapest office of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), asked members of its journalists’ network from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia to reflect on how the pandemic has affected journalism in their countries. These journalists provide unique insights into their changed daily routines and operating contexts. The experiences and the consequences will be discussed by journalists, policy makers and politicians in two panels.

2 July, 6 pm CET, Launch Event #1: (focusing on media)
6 July, 3 pm, Launch Event #2: (focusing on mediapolitics)

Launch event #1 - 2 July 2020, 18:00-19.30 CET

Host: Márta Orosz, investigative journalist, Corrective, Germany
Presentation: Maxim Edwards, Editor of the paper, Germany/UK

• Marija Ristic (Regional Director of BIRN - Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, Serbia)
• Meera Selva (Director of Fellowship Programme at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford, UK)
• Wojciech Przybylski (Editor-in-chief of Visegrad Insight and President of the Board at the Res Publica Foundation, Poland)

18:00 Introduction - Hanno Gunnert, n-ost
18:10 Main Findings and the Executive Summary of the Reports - Maxim Edwards
18:25 Panel Discussion with invited experts
19:10 Q&A Session
19:30 Closing Words

Register: here.


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