European Media Freedom Conference 2016 has ended

The 2nd European Media Freedom Conference is taking place at the Media Campus Villa Ida (Leipzig School of Media) of Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig.

After our inaugural conference in 2015 the this year´s focus is on the topic of "working together for independent journalism – powerful journalism networks".

The conference wraps up a series of major press freedom events in 2016. Set against the backdrop of newly-elected governments, restrictive media legislation and multifaceted threats to journalists across Europe, the conference provides insight in the current debates on freedom of expression and independent journalism.

Speakers and participants from all over Europe and a variety of backgrounds (such as media law, academia, independent media outlets, the political sphere etc.) will contribute to the discussions, making the conference the "place to be" for an update on press and media freedom this autumn.

Attending organisations are: ECPMF, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC), Journalismfund.eu, Ossigeno per l´ Iinformazione, South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), Index on Censorship and many others.

The conference language is English.

Tickets can be bought via Eventbrite on this page (see link below).
Please check our conference page for venue and further details https://2016.ecpmf.eu/

Please note: Programme and speakers change constantly, because we are working until the very last minute to integrate latest developments in press and media freedom in the conference!

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Thursday, October 6 • 17:30 - 18:30
Individual consultation | Data security – How to protect your data?

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In the aftermath of Edward Snowden's disclosures on pervasive surveillance, there has been a growing interest in the role of encryption as a tool that can protect the confidentiality of the journalistic work and their sources.

Encryption means to protect your data from prying eyes. It is basically a way to encode your information so that only authorized parties can see it.

The workshop will show you how to protect your personal data and your journalistic work as well as your online research.


Tobias Rademacher

Vorstand des Bündnis Privatsphäre Leipzige. V.

Rainer Rodewald

Bündnis Privatsphäre Leipzig e. V.

Thursday October 6, 2016 17:30 - 18:30 CEST

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