Press release: 1st European Journalism Symposium in Brussels

Press release

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From November 23 to 25, Brussels will host the first European Journalism Symposium under the theme “Being a journalist in Europe”. Co-organized by theIHECS and the French association Journalisme & Citoyenneté, the event brings together all the information professions to reflect in complete freedom on the conditions for quality journalism in Europe.

On the program of this first edition in Brussels (IHECS): an exhibition to travel to the origins of contemporary journalism, from meetings and exchanges supported by the intervention of personalities like the Russian Dmitry Muratov, co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, or Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission, but also an evening on Ukraine in partnership with Reporters Without Borders.

Among the themes covered, the recent legislation of the media space adopted in the EU through the Media Freedom Act, the journalistic treatment of the climate emergency and of migrations or the issues related to gender, diversity and intersectionality of approaches. “Accessible to all, the program of this edition has been designed to collectively face the changes of our democratic societies”, explains Jean-François Raskin, General Administrator of theIHECS.

The European Journalism Symposium will enrich the Journalism Symposium held in France since 2007 and in Tunis since 2018, at the initiative of Journalism & Citizenship.

For its president, Jérôme Bouvier, “from the French-speaking world to the southern shore of the Mediterranean, and now including the 27 countries of the EU, these meetings aim to enable journalists, publishers and citizens to discuss the conditions for producing the quality information that our democracies need most.

The complete program of these 3 days is available below.



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