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March 15, 2024 4:15 pm

Guardians of democracy: the crucial role of media freedom in the EU

About the event

From safeguarding transparency and accountability to fostering informed public discourse, the media serves as a watchdog, holding those in power to account and empowering citizens with knowledge and information. 

However, media freedom is not guaranteed, and journalists across the EU continue to face threats, censorship, and attacks on their independence. Through an analysis of the European Media Freedom Act and expert perspectives, the speakers will examine the current state of media freedom in the EU.


Video message of  Věra Jourová | Vice President, European Commission and Ramona Strugariu | European Parliament

Pier Luigi Parcu | Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (EUI)

Anna Herold | European Commission 

Massimiliano Smeriglio | European Parliament

Renate Schroeder | European Federation of Journalists


Moderated by Eva Giovannini, RAI


Sala Tiziano Terzani