Why the "Dialogues"

Launched jointly by the City of Strasbourg and the Council of Europe in 2009, the "Strasbourg dialogues" aim at involving Strasbourg citizens in discussions on matters of critical importance to our future as Europeans. Held on a regular basis, the "Dialogues" help both to strengthen the "citizens' Europe" and to develop further the Europe of Strasbourg.

''Freedom of the press: between freedom and responsibility'' ''Freedom of the press: between freedom and responsibility''

The Council of Europe and the City of Strasbourg are organising on 5 May 2010 the "Strasbourg Dialogues" to mark the 60th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights Day and World Press Freedom Day. Journalist ethics, the press freedom situation in Europe and worldwide, and the interaction between freedom of expression and freedom of press will be among the themes that will be addressed by participants, Elsa Vidal of the Reporters without borders, Dominique Jung of the Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace and Marco Nassivera of ARTE.

The debate will be moderated by Radio France mediator Jérôme Bouvier, who initiated the first international journalism symposium in France.