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Am 8. und 9. Oktober 2015 kommen Journalisten, Wissenschaftler, Medienrechtsanwälte und Politiker zur European Media Freedom Conference des neu gegründeten Europäischen Zentrum für Presse- und Medienfreiheit (ECPMF) nach Leipzig, um an diesem historischen Ort und Datum abermals ein deutliches Zeichen für die Presse- und Medienfreiheit zu setzen.

In zahlreichen Panels und Workshops diskutieren mehr als 45 hochrangige Redner und Konferenzteilnehmer aus vielen europäischen Ländern über Themen wie Überwachung, Whistleblowing und europäisches Medienrecht.

Darunter unter anderen: Galina Arapova, Direktor Mass Media Defence Centre, Russland; Laura Garavini, italienische Parlamentsabgeordnete und Mitglied der Anti-Mafia-Kommission, Esad Hecimovic, investigativer Journalist, Bosnien; Hans-Ulrich Jörges, Chefredakteur Sonderaufgaben, Gruner + Jahr, Deutschland; Gabriele Bertolli, Europäische Kommission, Directorate Communications Networks; Melody Patry, Advocacy Officer, Index on Censorship, England; Ljiljana Smajlovic, Vorsitzende der serbischen Journalistengewerkschaft (UNS), Chefredakteurin Politika, Serbien; Tom Heinemann, preisgekrönter Dokumentarfilmer, Dänemark; Naser Selmani, Präsident Journalistenvereinigung Mazedonien; Alberto Spampinato, Gründer Ossigeno per l’Informazione, Italien; Dirk Voorhoof, Professor Internationales Medienrecht, Belgien; George Pleios, Professor Kultur & Massenmedien, Griechenland; Peter Matzneller, Leiter des Institut für Europäisches Medienrecht, Deutschland; Richard Peppiatt, Journalist, Naughty Step Productions, England; Peter Warren, Leiter Cyber Security Research Institute, England; Bjoern Rupp,Verschlüsselungsexperte, Deutschland; Vessilin Dimitrov, stellv. Chefredakteur Forbes,  Bulgarien; Ides Debruyne, Geschäftsführer Journalismfund.eu, Belgien; Besa Luci, Chefredaktuer Kosovo 2.0. u.v.m.

In die Konferenz integriert: Am Abend des 8. Oktober werden Nedim Şener (türkischer Journalist und Buchautor) und Jafar Panahi (iranischer Filmregisseur) mit dem 30.000 Euro dotierten „Preis für die Freiheit und Zukunft der Medien“ ausgezeichnet. Die Medienstiftung der Sparkasse Leipzig lädt die Kongressteilnehmer zur Verleihung herzlich ein.

Die Konferenzsprachen sind Deutsch und Englisch. Es wird simultan und konsekutiv übersetzt. 

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On 8th and 9th October, media experts from across Europe will meet in Leipzig at the inaugural conference of the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and spend two days in intensive discussions on themes like surveillance, source protection, whistleblowing and European media law.

Confirmed speakers include Galina Arapova, Director of the Mass Media Defence Centres, Russia; Laura Garavini, Italian MP and Anti-Mafia Commission member, Esad Hecimovic, investigative journalist, Bosnia; Hans-Ulrich Jörges, Editor in Chief Special Affairs, Gruner+Jahr, Germany; Gabriele Bertolli, European Commission, Directorate Communications Networks; Melody Patry, Advocacy Officer, Index on Censorship, UK; Ljiljana Smajlovic, Chief Editor of Politika, Serbia; Tom Heinemann, award-winning documentary filmmaker, Denmark; Naser Selmani, President, Association of Journalists of Macedonia; Alberto Spampinato, founder  Ossigeno per l’Informazione, Italy; Dirk Voorhoof, Professor International Media Law, Belgium; George Pleios, Professor Culture of Mass Media, Greece; Peter Matzneller, General Manager, Institute of European Media Law, Germany; Richard Peppiatt, journalist, Naughty Step Productions, UK; Peter Warren, Chairman, Cyber Security Research Institute, UK; Bjoern Rupp, encryption expert, Germany; Vessilin Dimitrov, Deputy Editor in Chief, Forbes Bulgaria; Ides Debruyne, Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu, Belgium; Besa Luci, Editor in Chief, Kosovo 2.0 … For more info please scroll down.

Integrated into the conference: on the evening of 8th October the Turkish journalist and author Nedim Sener and Jafar Pahani the Iranian film director will be awarded the 30,000 euro Prize for the Freedom and Future oft he Media Prize. The Media Foundation Sparkasse Leipzig warmly invites all attendees to join us for the award ceremony and evening reception.

Conference languages are English and German. Translations will be provided. 

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Shkumbin Ahmetxhekaj

Radio Television of Kosovo
Editor of current affairs
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Galina Arapova

Mass Media Defence Centre
Director
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Amalie Bang

Human Rights Activist
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Gabriele Bertolli

European Commission
Team leader, media freedom and pluralism
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Sanna Bogner

Maximus Film GmbH
Film-maker
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Marzia Bona

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso
Lead researcher for the ECPMF Resource Centre
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Elmar Brok

European Parliament
Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee
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Jon Danzig

Freelance
Investigative journalist and blogger
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Thomas Datt

Freelance
Investigative journalist
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Ides Debruyne

Journalismfund.eu vzw
Managing Director
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Vesselin Dimitrov

Forbes Bulgaria
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
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Laura Garavini

Antimafia Commission
Member of Parliament, Italy
AG

Arndt Ginzel

Freelance
Investigative journalist
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Antonio Granado

Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Professor of Journalism
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Michael Haller

European Institute for Journalism and Communication
Head of Quality Assurance in Journalism
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Esad Hećimović

OBN TV
Editor
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Tom Heinemann

Freelance
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Hans-Ulrich Jörges

Gruner+Jahr
Co-editor of Stern, Editor-in-chief of Special Affairs
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Henrik Kaufholz

Scoop
Manager
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Andris Kesteris

Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Principal Adviser for Civil Society and Media
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Tarek Khello

Freelance
Refugee former journalist
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Flutura Kusari

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Legal Advisor
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Dr. Harald Langenfeld

Media Foundation Sparkasse Leipzig
Chair
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Grit Lemke

Dok Leipzig
Head of Film Programme DOK Leipzig, author/curator
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Besa Luci

Kosovo 2.0
Chief Editor
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Peter Matzneller

Institute of European Media Law (EMR)
General Manager
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Gavin McFadyen

Gavin McFadyen
Director, Centre for Investigative Journalism
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Kerstin Mey

University of Westminster
Professor, Dean of Media, Art and Design
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Helga Montag

Journalisten Helfen Journalisten
Founder and Board Member
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Lutz Mükke

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
Project Co-ordinator
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Balász Nagy Navarro

Supervisory Board
Chair
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Gemma O'Doherty

Freelance
Investigative journalist
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Gary Parker

CNT Associates
Consultant
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Melody Patry

Index on Censorship
Senior Advocacy Officer
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George Pleios

National and Kapodistrian University
Professor in Sociology and Culture of Mass Media
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Annegret Richter

DOK Leipzig International Documentary Festival
Head of Animation Films
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Bjorn Rupp

GSMK
Chief Executive Officer
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Stephan Seeger

Foundations of Sparkasse Leipzig
Director
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Naser Selmani

Association of Journalists of Macedonia
President
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Nedim Sener

Journalist
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Chiara Sighele

Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso
Senior Project Officer
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Ljiljana Smajlović

Journalists’ Association of Serbia
President
GS

Günter Steinke

Whistleblower Netzwerk e.V.
Member of the Committee
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Mircea Valentin Toma

ActiveWatch
President of Board
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Albrecht Ude

Freelance
Journalist specialising in security
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Alinda Vermeer

Media Legal Defense Initiative
Legal officer
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Dirk Voorhoof

Legal Human Academy
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Oliver Vujovic

South East Europe Media Organisation
Secretary General
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Jane Whyatt

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
Project Manager