MedMedia to organise three Key events to celebrate World Press Freedom
April 27, 2016
The EU-funded MedMedia project will co-organise three key events in Helsinki and Casablanca next month to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2016 (3 May).
The first event will be held on Monday 2 May 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, in the run-up to UNESCO’s WPFD conference, also in Helsinki. Planned the same day in Helsinki, the second event will examine the means to improve journalism curricula.
The third event is a conference that will be held in Casablanca, Morocco, from 2 to 4 May on “Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms: It is Your Right! – Supporting Media Independence and Fundamental Freedoms in the Arab Region”.
The EU-funded MedMedia project aims to create an enabling environment for media reforms in the Southern Mediterranean region. It is part of the €17 million EU programme “Media and culture for development in the Southern Mediterranean” which aims at supporting the media and culture reform processes in the region.
MedMedia focuses on media legislation, regulation, programming, strategy and leadership with a view to helping state media fulfil their public service mandate and compete with the commercial sector. It will also work to build public trust by strengthening the media’s role as an independent watchdog and a forum for democratic debate. (EU Neighbourhood Info)