The fight for the truth: free and independent journalism in today's world

18.10.2018 - 09:30
- 18.10.2018 - 12:30
Last Updated: 10.10.2018 - 10:44
JAN 6Q2, European Parliament, Brussels
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Welcome and Introduction
Manfred WEBER, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP)
Opening Remarks
Esteban GONZÁLEZ PONS, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group and Chair of its Working Group on Legal and Home Affairs
Fight against disinformation
David Alandete, journalist, former Managing Editor of El País
Use of Artificial Intelligence in disinformation
Paz Ferrin Quiles, journalist, PhD in Business and Institutional Communication, expert in political communication
Role of free and independent digital journalism
Matthew Caruana Galizia, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist
Questions and Answers
European approach to tackling online disinformation
Manuel Mateo Goyet, Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
State of play of free journalism in the world
Natallia Radzina, Editor-in-Chief of Charter97.org
Questions and Answers
Closing Remarks
Tadeusz ZWIEFKA, Member of the Legal Affairs Committee of the EP


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