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Media and Intercultural Relations in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

World Press Freedom Day, Dublin - 3rd May 2013


World Press Freedom Day

An international event on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day organised by the Anna Lindh Foundation.

On Friday 3rd of May 2013, from 09.00 am to 05:00 pm (registration and refreshments from 09.00) at Lecture Theatre at Chester Beatty Library located in the gardens of Dublin Castle.

The event, which is being prepared in the framework of the Irish Presidency of the European Council, will focus debate on ways to support journalists in facing the challenges of the new social, cultural and political landscape which is emerging in the region, more specifically:

  • New challenges for media freedom and reporting across cultures;
  • How are crisis and political changes reshaping intercultural perceptions across the Mediterranean;
  • How are crisis and transitions changing the media;
  • Examples of good practices and initiatives related to cross-cultural reporting.

Hosted at the Chester Beatty Library Lecture Theatre, the 100 person audience will be composed principally of journalists, academics, media students and Ministerial representatives.

The event presents first and foremost a platform for the ALF to sustain the momentum mobilised around the Anna Lindh Forum that took place from 4 to 7 April in Marseille, France and to present officially the first comprehensive Forum outcomes. The event will also shed light on the Anna Lindh’s work in Ireland.

Renowned Journalist David Gardner (Financial Times / former Journalist Award jury) will present a key-note on press freedom and Paul Gillespie, Irish Times columnist, will anounce the regional launch of the Euro-Med Mapping Exercise being prepared by himself and researcher, Rasha Abdulla of the American University in Cairo.