Ministerial Conference on Media and Information Society: Artificial Intelligence-Intelligent Politics

Strasbourg/Nicosia (online meeting) 10-11 June
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European ministers responsible for media and information society will meet to discuss action required to address the challenges to human rights brought by massive digitalisation in the media and information environment – including the use of artificial intelligence – and by the serious backsliding in the safety of journalists.

The ministers are expected to adopt a political declaration and four resolutions addressing issues such as the impact of AI products and processes on freedom of expression, the need for action to ensure transparency in the dissemination of news and combat disinformation, including in times of crisis, and more effective measures to improve the safety of journalists.

The conference is jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the Cypriot government. President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, Council of Europe’s Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Hungary Péter Szijjártó, representing the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, will speak at the opening. Keynote speakers will include Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović and European Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová.

The conference will be streamed live on the conference website.

An online press conference is scheduled around 1 p.m. on 11 June. A request for accreditation should be made before noon Wednesday 9 June (accreditation form). #COEminAImedia

Contact: Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42

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Council of Europe Media Relations Division:

+33 3 88 41 25 60