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Self-regulation of journalism in Eastern Partnership countries

Tbilisi 8 December 2017
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On 15-16 December 2017, the Council of Europe will organise a regional conference on self-regulation of journalism. The event will be attended by the representatives of the self-regulatory bodies from the Eastern Partnership countries and the Russian Federation.

During the meeting the media professionals will discuss various issues related to the developments and challenges facing the national self-regulation bodies in the region as well as the types of the existing media propaganda and the possible ways to combat it. Moreover, the participants will review the possibilities to further increase their co-operation through the work of the Cross-border Complaints Commission.

The event starts at 09h30 and will take place in Radisson Blu Hotel, Tbilisi, Georgia. There will be English-Russian interpretation.

 Contact for media Nino Kheladze +995598181606

The event is organised within the framework of the joint EU/Council of Europe project to “Promote professional and responsible journalism by supporting regional network of self-regulatory bodies”. The project was launched in January 2015 and aims to establish regional co-operation among media self-regulatory bodies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova ,Ukraine and Belarus, to ensure regular exchange of information and experience among the self-regulatory bodies in order to improve their visibility, relevance and effectiveness as well as to improve cross-border complaints mechanism pertaining to journalistic ethics and to ensure self-sustainable funding for the regional network of medial self-regulatory bodies.