Healthy democracies need a healthy media sector. Yet, faced with multiple attacks and challenges, notably technological and financial, the sector needs a coordinated response. This conference gathered 80+ participants from EU Digital and Media sector.
Media independence for quality debates: This first exchange was focused on media independence and freedom of the press in Europe, moderated by Stephen Boucher, with MEP and Benedek Jávor (Greens), RSF, and other high-level speakers from the media, foundations and NGOs.
Keynote speech: Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
What can the EU do for the media sector’s sustainability: This second panel was moderated by Christophe Leclercq and brought together key MEPs, notably Elmar Brok (EPP), Maria João Rodrigues (S&D), academics, industry representatives, foundations and NGOs.
Watch the full speech by Mariya Gabriel here.