We would like to invite you to a conference on the protection of information space, free media and their role in strengthening the rule of law, which will take place on 3 June at 13:45 at the European House in Prague.
13:45 - 14:00 Opening remarks
14:00 - 15:45 Session 1: The role of media in the current turbulent environment
The Media Freedom Act is based on the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive and thus completes the triad with the European Commission's Digital Services and Digital Market Acts. It is therefore necessary to prepare ourselves for the changes and for what the European legislative space in the field of media provides and will introduce. What do these acts mean for the media and information space in our country? In what areas do the imperfections of these efforts or the flaws of the current arrangements remain? What is the role of free media in promoting the rule of law and active citizenship? And what are the biggest challenges facing independent media?
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 18:00 Session 2: Protection of information and cyberspace and the fight against disinformation versus civil liberties
Public service media have an important position in the new environment of wide online coverage of different social media, as their funding should fully ensure their activities without being influenced by special political or economic interests. Recently, the current information environment has increasingly become a vehicle for the dissemination of misinformation and citizens are often enclosed in information bubbles. Last but not least, some efforts to combat disinformation can be perceived as attempts to limit freedom of speech or other values. How to protect information and cyberspace while continuing to ensure pluralism of opinion and an open media environment? How to effectively combat disinformation efforts? Where is the line between freedoms and efforts to protect citizens and other values of our society?
The conference is organised by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy under the auspices of the Committee on EU Affairs of the Senate of the Czech Republic and in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic.
When: 30 May 2022, 13:45 - 18:00
Where: the European House, Jungmannova 24, Prague 1
The capacity of the hall is limited and it is therefore necessary to register here: https://bit.ly/3LOu9NI
The conference will be in Czech language.#conference #media #free press
Expertise: Economic issues, European security and NATO, war crimes and international law problematic