Online event by invitation only
Freedom is the foundation of modern societies, it leads to enhanced expressions of creativity, original thoughts, social development and an overall high quality of life. Free media are key to a healthy, equitable, free society. Journalists hold politicians and business people accountable, inform the public and provide a platform to share opinions and make sure minority issues are being heard.MEDIA FOR FREEDOM SUMMIT brings together people shaping the sustainable future of the media industry.MEDIA FOR FREEDOM SUMMIT (previously: the Press Freedom Conference) is a platform aimed to empower journalists to continue their work critically and independently, to secure freedom of speech, as a pillar of European democracies.
The third edition of the conference was an online experience and treated about the role of media and press freedom in CEE countries in the new VUCA reality. At the first edition of the Press Freedom Conference in Bratislava, we discussed with representatives of the European Parliament, the Slovak government, publishers and journalists from all over Europe how to support journalists in fulfilling their mission, in critically reporting on reality and, above all, in maintaining journalistic independence. The second edition, which took place in Gdańsk, Poland was devoted to the challenges related to hate speech.
Let’s make sure journalists are empowered in perceiving their mission. Let’s make sure we live in a well-informed, truly free society, where truth prevails, and everybody has the right to speak-up, stand up for his values.
Authoritarian regimes and big business both use public policy and legal action to squash the unwanted truth exposed by the free media. With SLAPP, foreign agent labels, and fake news laws, their creativity is reaching new heights. Can the free media resist the growing pressure from these ever more powerful actors?
Journalists are increasingly becoming targets of spyware and phishing attacks. With sophisticated technology deployed against them, it is harder than ever to expose the truth and protect their sources. Big brother’s victims include the wider public, too. Politicians and business people use social media platforms and their advanced AI algorithms to promote their misleading narratives. Free democratic choice is usually at stake.
from all over the world