The seminar was held at the Albert Borschette Congress Center (CCAB), Room AB-0D. Rue Froissart, 36 - 1040 Brussels, Belgium.
Registration is now closed. The event is free. Given that the number of participants is limited, registration has been granted on a first come first served basis.
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Recordings and feedback
The event was webstreamed. The recordings are available.
Please see also the following blog post.
08:00 – 09:15 Registration and coffee
09:15 – 09:45 Welcoming speech by Robert Madelin, Director-General, DG CNECT, European Commission
09:45 – 10:45 Austria
Moderator: Susanne Nikoltchev, Executive Director, European Audiovisual Observatory
Dr. Michael R. Kogler, Deputy Director, Department for media law and coordination information society, Constitutional Service, Federal Chancellery of Austria
Josef Barth, Founder, The Freedom of Information Forum
Josef Trappel, Professor for media policy and media economics & Head of the Institute for Communication Studies, University of Salzburg
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 Croatia
Moderator: Prof. Robert Picard, Director of Research, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
Damir Hajduk, Deputy Chairman, Croatian Agency for Electronic Media
Nenad Sebek, Spokesperson, Regional Cooperation Council
Davor Glavaš, Journalist and media expert
12:15 – 13:15 Finland
Moderator: Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of Unit, Converging Media and Content, DG CNECT, European Commission
Sini Wirén, Ministerial Adviser, Communications Market, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications
Risto Uimonen, Chairman, Council for Mass Media in Finland (Presentation)
Kallina Simeonoff, Policy Officer - Company Law and Corporate Governance Desk Officer, DG MARKT, European Commission
Jarno Hartikainen, EU Correspondent, Finnish business media outlet Kauppalehti
13:15 – 14:45 Lunch break
14:45 – 15:00 Report/summary on morning panels, Prof. Tim Suter (Rapporteur), Managing Director, Perspective Associates
15:00 – 16:30 High level debate – Transparency of media ownership, media freedom and pluralism
Moderator: Dr Damian Tambini, Senior Lecturer, Programme Director: MSc Media & Communications (Governance), LSE
Including the following panelists:
Minister Miguel Maduro, Portuguese Minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister and for Regional Development, Member of the High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism
Christian van Thillo, CEO, De Persgroup & Chairman of the EU Media Futures Forum
Helen Darbishire, Vice President and Executive Director, Info Access
16:30 – 17:00 Video message by Vice President Neelie Kroes
Speech by Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, Head of Cabinet