Why journalism is vital.

Campus Talk at the International Press Freedom Day.

Invitation to the online panel discussion on 3 May, 2021.

Leipzig, 26 April, 2021. It doesn't work without: If you want democracies to work, you need independent quality journalism. It gives citizens the opportunity to form an opinion. UNESCO is dedicating International Press Freedom Day 2021 to the idea that information is a "public good". But how do society and politics deal with this good? Do citizens enjoy freedom of information, does public service broadcasting in Europe has the political freedom it needs - and how can disinformation be recognized and stopped? What distinguishes the situation in Germany from that of Poland and the Czech Republic?

Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig, Sächsische Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung (Saxon State Centre for Political Education) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom invite you to discuss these questions with a top-class panel. Registration is not required, anyone interested can follow the event.

Campus Talk: Why journalism is vital and information is a public good.

  • 3 May, 2021 | 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Via Zoom.
  • Meeting-ID: 916 9211 1704
  • Meeting code: 03052021

The panel:

Professor Karola Wille, Chairwoman of the German National Committee of the International Press Institute (IPI),

Oliver Schenk, Saxon Minister of State for Federal Affairs and Media and Head of the Saxon State Chancellery,

Adriana Rozwadowska, journalist at Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza,

Presenter: Dr Lutz Kinkel, Managing Director of the European Centre of Press and Media Freedom.

For any further questions, please contact press@ecpmf.eu