Asociatia Ziaristilor Independenti din Romania

Ziua Mondiala a Libertatii Presei 2012 - invitatie la Parlamentul European

Asociația Ziariștilor Independenți din România


Grupul pentru Dialog Social

vă invită, joi, 3 mai 2012, ora 16,

la dezbaterea cu tema




Întâlnirea este prilejuită de

Ziua Mondială a Libertății Presei – 3 MAI

și se va desfășura la sediul GDS

din Calea Victoriei 120.


oameni de cultură, oameni politici și jurnaliști

Persoană de contact: Tiberiu Czink tel 021.314.14.71



The AEJ, in its fifteenth anniversary year, has the honor to invite you to a seminar on “Media Freedom in the EU member states” organized in cooperation and with the support of the European Parliament (DG Communication) at 12.15 on May 8 2012 at the Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak Building Room PHS 7C50.

The EU claims global leadership in upholding freedom of expression and media freedom. Yet the European Commission says it lacks authority to act against member states when journalists’ work is restricted by harsh media laws or by threats of criminal prosecution.

-Why has the EU lost ground in international measures of media freedom and what might be done by Parliament and Commission to reverse that decline ? Should the EU seek to regulate press freedom standards?

-Does the EU apply double standards turning a blind eye to what happens in member states while condemning press freedom violations elsewhere ?

-What impact will the EU’s accession to the European Convention of Human Rights have on EU law making, member states and European journalism ?

12.15 Reception

13.00 Welcome: Anni Podimata, EP vice president for communication

Eileen Dunne, AEJ president

13.15 Keynote: Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda (Information Society and Media): How competent is the EU to defend media freedom in the member states?”

13.30 – 15.00 panel and general discussion chaired by Eileen Dunne

William Horsley, AEJ Media Freedom Representative

Jean-Paul Marthoz, Committee to Protect Journalists

Doris Pack (EPP), Chair of EP Committee for Culture and Education

Renate Weber (ALDE) EP rapporteur on Media Freedom

15.00 Close of seminar by Jaume Duch, spokesperson of the European Parliament

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The AEJ is a professional association of journalists with members in over 20 European countries. The Association is committed to increasing public knowledge of European issues and promoting independent, ethical journalism