The Global Conference for Media Freedom will take place 10 to 11 July 2019 in London, as a part of an international campaign launched by the UK Foreign Office, to shine a global spotlight on media freedom. Global leaders, representatives from the media industry, journalists, civil society and academia will gather to attend interactive panel discussions, around 4 themes:
- protection and prosecution, including impunity
- national frameworks and legislation
- building trust in media and countering disinformation
- media sustainability
The Council of Europe workshop “Keeping journalists safe – what international organisations can do” will take place on 10 July, from 11 am to 12.20 pm, to showcase the Organisation’s action to protect media freedom and journalists. Matjaz Gruden, Director of Democratic Participation, will present the functioning of the Platform for the Safety of Journalists and discuss how it could be made a model for other regions.
On 11 July, the Sub-committee on Media and Information Society of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will hold an exchange of views with the partners of the Platform, in the framework of the preparation of the report “Threats to media freedom and journalist security in Europe”. The discussion will focus on how to strengthen the platform and its effectiveness as a soft monitoring tool.