Our expert worked as a general rapporteur for the conference on “Role of Parliaments in Improving Media Independence and Pluralism of the Media”
The CoE’s Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society met on this occasion and closely linked to relevant Council of Europe standards, it evaluated strategies for improving media freedom, independence, transparency, pluralism, and diversity.
Participants of the conference included national parliamentary delegations from Eastern Partnership states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine), Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in particular of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media and its Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society, representatives of media regulators and public service broadcasters and representatives of media outlets and media freedom NGOs. There were three thematic sessions, the first one devoted to legal standards for media transparency and pluralism, the second one to regulating independence and pluralism of audio-visual media and the third one to the institutional and editorial independence of public service broadcasting.
Programme of the conference as well as the list of are below
For more information on the conference, you can also visit the PACE website