SCHEDULE   PROGRAMME CONTENT
9.00
10.30
 
Plenary session 3: Media responsibility in the “age of terror”

Moderator: Ms Katrin NYMAN-METCALF, Estonia, Professor, Head of the Chair of Law and Technology at Tallinn Law School, Tallinn University of Technology

Council of Europe Hemicycle

  • Ms Nadezda AZHGIKHINA, Russian Federation, Vice President of European Federation Journalists, Executive Secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists
  • Mr Philippe BILGER, France, Honorary Judge, President of the ‘Institut de la Parole’
  • Ms Rita CHINYOKA, Zimbabwe, Publisher/CEO of Alpha Media Holdings
  • Mr Hans-Wilhelm SAURE, Germany, Chief Reporter at “Bild” newspaper
10.30
11.00
 
Break
11.00
12.30
 
Freedom AND control: young people tell their story

Moderator: Ms Nadine LYAMOURI-BAJJA, France, Intercultural psychologist and international trainer/consultant

Room 7, Palais de l’Europe, Interpretation FR/EN

With their own touching and true-life stories in mind, four young people suggest to review the paradigm “freedom vs. control” by proposing new perspectives in order to show the complexity of that polarity, and to remind us that behind these terms, first and foremost, stand young people, citizens of the world, with their journeys, experiences, opinions and different point of views.

  • Mr Mourad BENCHELLALI, France, Ex prisoner at Guantanamo
  • Mr Thierno DIALLO, Guinea, Unaccompanied minor refugee
11.00
12.30
 
Lab Series 1 - Challenges and reponses

Challenge 1: Ensuring security and bringing surveillance under control

12.30
14.00
 
Lunch break
14.00
15.30
 
Freedom AND control: young people tell their story

Moderator: Mr Dariusz GRZEMNY, Poland, Youth worker, trainer/consultant in educational projects addressing violence, discrimination, hate speech, racism, peace and human rights

Room 7, Palais de l’Europe, Interpretation FR/EN

  • Ms Eleonora ZBANKE, Russian Federation, Human rights activist
  • Mr Steven HARTUNG, Germany, Former neo-Nazi
14.00
15.30
 
Lab Series 2 - Challenges and reponses

Challenge 2: Liberating society from fear and nurturing the desire for freedom

15.30
16.00
 
Break
16.00
17.30
 
Lab Series 3 – Challenges and responses

Challenge 3: Freedom of information in the “age of terror”

16.00
18.00
 
Side-events
Screening of the movie “The land between” (2014)

by David Fedele and debate with the Director, sponsored by the Strasbourg International Film Festival on Human Rights

Palais de l'Europe, Projection Room

Screening of the movie “A Good American” (2015)

by Friedrich Moser and debate with the Director, Thomas Drake, National Security Whistleblower and former NSA Senior Executive, and Kirk Wiebe, former Senior Analyst at the US National Security Agency

Palais de l'Europe, Room1

17.30
18.00
 
Break
18.00
19.00
 
Dialogue with international leaders on freedom vs control – Sponsored by International IDEA

Council of Europe hemicycle

Launch of the publication “Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders” by International IDEA and plenary debate with international leaders on freedom vs control.

Moderator: Ms Anne BRASSEUR, Luxembourg, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

  • Mr Yves LETERME, Secretary General of International IDEA
  • Ms Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ-MARKOVIĆ, Director General for Democracy, Council of Europe
  • Mr Petre ROMAN, Prime Minister of Romania (1989-1991)
18.00  
Award ceremony of the Alsatian Price for democratic engagement and Sponsorship of personalities in difficulty

Maison de la Région, Strasbourg

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