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Cinéma Palace
Boulevard Anspach, 85 - 1000 Bruxelles

You will be guided through the conference by Kate Russell, Tech Journalist

  • Tue 19 MAR
    • 08:30 - 09:30 Registration & welcome coffee

    • 09:30 - 09:45 Opening by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

    • 09:45 - 10:00 Welcome address by Valer-Daniel Breaz, Minister of Culture and Audiovisual, Romania

    • 10:00 - 10:15 Keynote speech by Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, The Netherlands

    • 10:15 - 10:45 Press Conference - Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

    • 10:15 - 11:45 Panel discussion – Which role for public authorities in supporting quality journalism and fostering media literacy skills among citizens?

      Helga Trüpel, Member of the European Parliament
      Mirta Lourenço, Media Development and Society, UNESCO (TBC)
      Jean-Paul Philippot, Director-General, RTBF
      Christian Van Thillo, CEO, De Persgroep
      Celene Craig, Chair, European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA)
      Luboš Kukliš, Chair, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA)
      Moderator: Madeleine De Cock Buning, Professor of Digital Politics, Economy and Society at European University Institute, Florence

    • 11:45 - 12:30 Pitching session for the Media Literacy Awards

    • 12:30 - 13:45 Networking Lunch

    • 13:45 - 13:55 Setting the scene: James Ball, author & journalist

    • 13:55 - 15:00 Panel discussion – Quality media and media literacy tools: which roles and perspectives for stakeholders and civil society in the digital environment?

      Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, CEO and Founder, Lie Detectors
      Tessa Lyons Laing, NewsFeed product Manager, Facebook
      Gianni Riotta, Journalist and Professor, LUISS, School of Journalism
      Matt Rogerson, Head of Public Policy, The Guardian
      Claus Grewenig, Vice President Governmental Affairs, Mediengruppe RTL
      Moderator: Maja Cappello, Head of Department for Legal Information, European Audiovisual Observatory

    • 15:00 - 15:40 Testimonials from inspiring media literacy projects and initiatives

      Žarko Čižmar, Director, Telecentar
      Christian Radler, Head of Research & Development, ARD
      Pavel Pavlov, CEO, HyperAspect
      Journalist reporting on media literacy experience
      Cecilia Roos, Head of Strategy & Gabriella Thinsz, Head of Content, Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company (UR)

    • 15:40 - 16:00 Coffee break

    • 16:00 - 16:10 Pascal Vrebos, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles

    • 16:10 - 17:30 Panel discussion – Sustaining media innovation and diversity in the digital age: how to harness the potential of technology to engage audiences and ensure media pluralism

      Brigitte Alfter, Journalist and Director Arena for Journalism in Europe
      Rémi Banet, Journalist, AFP
      Thomas De Graeve, Journalist, VRT
      Pier Luigi Parcu, Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, European University Institute
      Mandy van der Wal, Video Director, Telegraaf Media Groep
      Moderator: Kate Russel, Tech Journalist

    • 17:30 - 17:45 Closing and handing out of the Media Literacy Awards

      Giuseppe Abbamonte, Director Media Policy, DG CONNECT