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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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Thursday, October 8 • 09:30 - 11:00
Das Europäischen Zentrum für Presse- & Medienfreiheit stellt sich vor/ Introducing ECPMF 2015

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Am 24. Juni 2015 gründeten Vertreter von 25 Journalistenorganisationen, Medienunternehmen und -gewerkschaften sowie Medienwissenschaftler und -anwälte aus 16 europäischen Ländern das ECPMF (European Centre for Press and Media Freedom) in Leipzig. 

Ziel ist es, die vielen verschiedenen Medienfreiheitsinitiativen in Europa zu einen und gemeinsam aktiv zu werden. In seiner Dimension und Struktur ist das ECPMF weltweit einmalig. Die Veranstaltung stellt die vielfältige Arbeit und die wichtigstens Akteure des Zentrums vor. 

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Representatives of 25 journalists associations, publishing houses, academic institutions, trade unions and media rights experts from 16 European countries have founded the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig on June 24th 2015 as an independent non-profit European Co-operative Society (SCE).

The co-operative’s mission is to unite Europe’s highly fragmented media freedom community and to address media freedom violations in EU member states and beyond. The ECPMF works as a registration office, and as contact point for organizations and individuals. The panel gives insight into its objectives, activities and organisational work.


Moderator
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Henrik Kaufholz

Manager, Scoop
Henrik Kaufholz, who chairs the ECPMF, is a Danish journalist working for Politiken in Copenhagen. He is also manager of Scoop, which since 2003 has supported investigative reporting in the Balkans and Eastern Europe and which organized the Global Investigative Journalism Conference... Read More →

Speaker
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Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director (since 2001) of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. Ides is also the co-founders of the Dutch-Flemish As... Read More →
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Peter Matzneller

General Manager, Institute of European Media Law (EMR)
Peter Matzneller graduated in law at the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck, Austria, in 2007. After completing his practical education at the Higher Regional Court of Innsbruck (Oberlandesgericht Innsbruck) and the Regional Government of Tyrol (Tiroler Landesregierung), in... Read More →
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Lutz Mükke

Project Co-ordinator, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
Dr Lutz Mükke is the Project Co-ordinator of the ECPMF and author of 'Korrespondenten im Kalten Krieg' (Correspondents in the Cold War) an investigation of the relationships between journalists and security services during the post-World War II period in Europe. Dr Mükke is the... Read More →
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Chiara Sighele

Senior Project Officer, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso
Senior project officer at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC). Chiara Sighele has been at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso since 2007. Since May 2015 she has been coordinating OBC's activities within the ECPMF project. MA in European Project Development promoted by the Europelago Foundation... Read More →
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Alberto Spampinato

Alberto Spampinato is an Italian journalist and an expert media expert advisor for the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Italian Parliamentary Anti-Mafia Commission on the protection of threatened journalists. His elder brother, Giovanni, an investigative... Read More →
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Oliver Vujovic

Secretary General, South East Europe Media Organisation
Since 2000 Oliver Vujovic has been the Secretary General of the South East Europe Media Organisation, an  International Press Institute affiliate. He is the Editor of the SEEMO Media Handbook and publisher of De Scripto magazine, and has worked as a foreign correspondent  for Austrian... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 09:30 - 11:00 CEST
Schiller Hall, Mediacampus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, Leipzig

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