#nmf27 The event


27 June 2012, 09.30-18.00


Pan-European Forum on Media Pluralism and New Media

Brussels Hemicycle Debating Chamber, Place du Luxembourg/Luxembourg station – 27 June 2012, 09.30-18.00

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“Twenty years after the ‘big leap forward’ in democracy, media pluralism is in trouble in too many countries in the wider Europe. Governmental or oligarchic monopolies are getting thicker by the year, and not only in post-Soviet nations but also inside the EU walls. The burgeoning internet-based media alone cannot provide for a functioning diversity of public opinion, and yet they are already under attack. This Pan-European Forum should pick the brains of all those concerned for the future of our shared freedoms, and move the European Union beyond non-intervention to become a protector of media diversity in our nations.”

– Miklos Haraszti, former OSCE representative on freedom of the media, writer, journalist, human rights advocate and university professor, 7 June 2012

Presented by:

Devised by: Siobhan Grey (Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn Advanced Advocacy Committee) and Peggy Valcke (Research Professor KU Leuven, ICRI-IBBT; member scientific committee Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, EUI, Florence)

Advisory Committee: Giovanni Melogli (Alliance Internationale de Journalistes); Damian Tambini (Professor of Media Policy, London School of Economics and LSE Media Policy Project Director); Steven Barnett (Professor of Communications, University of Westminster); Pier Luigi Parcu (Director, Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at European University Institute); Brankica Petkovic (Media Program Director, Mirovni Institut); Kristina Irion (Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Central European University); Beata Klimkiewicz (Assistant Professor, Jagiellonian University); Sebastian Mueller (University of Bielefeld); Heather Blake (Reporters Without Borders); Richard Dixon, journalist, editor and commentator

With the MEP’s contribution of the following EP Political Groups:

With the support of following individual MEPs:

Claude Moraes (S&D)