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Media and Intercultural Relations in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

World Press Freedom Day, Dublin - 3rd May 2013


Chester Beatty Library

An Anna Lindh Foundation event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day Venue: Lecture Theatre, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. 

9.00am Registration

9.30 - 10.00am Opening Address

Welcome note by the Director of the Chester Beatty Library 
Lucinda Creighton TD, Minister of State for European Affairs 

10.00 - 10.40am Outcomes of the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum 2013

Chaired by Paul Gillespie of the Irish Times
Overview by Tom McGrath of the European External Action Service
Intervention by Andreu Claret, Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation

10.40 - 11.10am Key-note speech

Media and Change in the MENA region by David Gardner of the Financial Times

11.10 - 11.30am Coffee break

11.30 - 1.00pm Debate on Media and Intercultural Relations followed by Q&A

Speakers: Paul Gillespie (Irish Times) and Sarah Zaaimi (Moroccan media expert)

1.00 - 2.00pm Lunch break

2.00 - 3.00pm Anna Lindh Foundation in Ireland

Speakers: Ann Luttrell, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Head of Network in Ireland
Jenny Siung, Chester Beatty Library, Head of Ireland’s national network Common Operation 2013

Andreu Claret, Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation will be in attendance to answer any questions.

3.00 - 3.30pm Closing comments

John Horgan, Irish Ombudsman on comparative media regulation and self- regulation, including possible European lessons from MENA

3.30 - 4.30pm Guided tour of Chester Beatty Library

5.30pm Drinks reception

European Commission Office, 18 Dawson St., Dublin