Opening of the 1st Eastern Partnership Media Conference "Role of Media in the Eastern Partnership"


The 1st Eastern Partnership Media Conference address the role of the media in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region. The conference look at the current challenges in the field of media in the EaP countries and consider appropriate responses to them. The conference is organised by the Latvian Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission and the European External Action Service. It is one of the events around the 4th Eastern Partnership Summit.

Welcome by Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima (Parliament) of the Republic of Latvia

– Christian Danielsson, Director-General of Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), European Commission
– Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
– Dunja Mijatović, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
– Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of the Club de Madrid (2014), President of the Republic of Latvia (1999-2007), Chair of the High- Level Group on Freedom and Pluralism of Media in the European Union (2011-2012)

Chaired by Andrejs Pildegovičs, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

Source of information: https://eu2015.lv/news/media-releases/1802-eastern-partnership-media-conference-in-riga-agrees-on-support-for-free-and-independent-media

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Photo: EU2015.LV

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