Regulating the freedom of the press - a conference
The Brussels Platform for Journalism invites journalists, representatives of regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, ombudsmen, and academics to discuss how accountability and freedom of the press relate to each other. Speakers include Aidan White, Sally Broughton-Micova, Flip Voets, Yaël de Haan, Tom Naegels and others. Full program: Brussels Platform for Journalism.
Recent debates on journalistic accountability have proven to be very animated. On the one hand, the freedom of the press still counts as one of the most fundamental rights in a democratic society. On the other hand, many feel that the freedom of journalists ends where the fundamental rights of the people they report about are breached and that the freedom of the press cannot be invoked to justify certain problematic journalistic practices. The question then arises where the limits of press freedom lie and how media corporations can and should be held accountable.