Thursday 12 March
European Solidarity Center (ECS), Gdansk
Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki
Wiesław Byczkowski, Vice Marshal, Pomorskie Voivodeship
Jacek Koltan, European Solidarity Centre (ECS)
Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, President, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)
13.30 Session 1:
The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the UND SDG 16
Speakers: Věra Jourová, Vicepresident EU Commission on Values and Transparency (online)
Mogens Lykketoft, Chairman United Nations (UN General Assembly 2015-2016)
Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, President, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).
14.00: Session 2:
Media pluralism in Europe and the role of European Institutions
Moderator: Lutz Kinkel, ECPMF
Panel: Mogens Lykketoft, Chairman United Nations (UN General Assembly 2015-2016), Ricardo Gutierrez, General Secretary, EFJ, Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska, Helsinki Foundation, Poland, Joanna Szymanska, Article 19
15.00: Coffee Break
15.30: Session 3 (Special session):
How to save media freedom in challenged countries – concrete steps
Moderator: Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, President, EFJ. Panel: Krzysztof Bobiński, Poland, Michal Klima, Czech Republic and Tamara Filipovic, Serbia.
16.30 Session 4:
Mapping media freedom in Europe
European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Moderator: Jessica Ní Mhainín, Index of Censorship. Panel: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heyer, University of Leipzig on behalf of Mapping Media Freedom, Florent Duplouy, Legal Advisor, Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journlists, Council of Europe, Iva Nenadic, Research Associate media Pluralism Monitor, Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom CMPF/EUI Florence, Prem Samy, Reporters Without Borders, Head of press index.
18.00 Special event with special guests
19.00 – 22.00
Friday 13. March
Magdalene Adamowicz, MEP and widow of the assassinated mayor Pawel Adamowicz.
9.15 Keynote speaker of the day: Harlem Desir, OSCE RFoM
9.30 Session 5:
Self-regulation and credibility in the media in the digital age
Moderator: Ricardo Gutierrez, General Secretary, EFJ. Panel: Aleksandra Rybniska, SDP Poland, Alexander Warzilek, Austrian Press Council, Pieter Knapen, Belgian Press Council, Balasz Weyer, Hungarian Press Council, Nadezda Azhgikhina, Director PEN Moscow.
10.30 Coffee break
11.00: Session 6:
National action plans on safety and the issue of impunity
Keynote speaker and moderator: Gulnara Akhundova, Head of Department for Global Respons, International Media Support (IMS). Panel: Maja Sever, President of the Croatian Union of Journalists, Anna Kireeva, Nordic Journalist Centre, Barents Press and Matthew Caruana Galizia, Malta.
12.00 Session 7:
The way forward – setting recommendation of action plan
Moderator: Marta Barcenilla, EFJ. Panel: Lucie Sýkorová, ECPMF, Wout van Wijk, News Media Europe, John Frølich, Nordic Journalist Centre (NJC).
12.45 Closure of the conference
President, Gdansk City
13.00 End of Free Media Conference 2020