28/02/2013 > 01/03/2013

Media Facing Tensions and Transitions in the Mediterranean

Barcelona, Palau de Pedralbes, from 02/ 28 to 2013/ 03/ 01

The Anna Lindh Foundation is co-organising with the IEMed and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) a Euro-Med Media meeting gathering 70 renowned journalists, media professionals and civil society representatives. The meeting will take place in partnership with the Euro-Med Media Network and the European and Economic and Social Committee, at the birthplace of the Barcelona Process, in the symbolic Palau de Pedralbeson the 28th of February and the 1st of March 2013.

The meeting is conceived as a preparatory event of the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Forum 2013, which will be a landmark gathering 1000 leading civil society actors and policy makers following the Arab Awakening and the crisis in Europe.The Euro-Med Media Meeting will shape the Forum’s media track debating and developing actions aimed at supporting journalists in facing the challenges of the new social and cultural landscape which is emerging in the region.

Media and journalists are facing the consequences of the transformations and turmoil affecting the region, and the Meeting will focus on the challenges related to this new context, particularly for ensuring Media Freedom and reporting across cultures. The Euromed Media Meeting will be an opportunity for discussing the role of Media in reporting about the ongoing democratic transitions in the Arab countries and the economic and social crisis affecting the European societies.

The meeting will be a unique encounter to explore how journalists and media can elaborate new and effective ethical practices in a context of changing trends and realities affecting the notions of dialogue, diversity, democracy and development. The inputs and the reflections of the participants will constitute and intellectual and operational base for setting a new Media Agenda for the future of the Euro-Mediterranean which will be presented at the Anna Lindh Forum.

The format of the meeting will combine panel discussions with the presentation of inspiring best practices such as the ‘’Mapping of the EuroMediterreanean Media Project’’, the Primary results of the Anna Lindh Report 2013 Gallup Poll, the Mediterranean Journalist Award, or projects developed by the ALF Networks. The meeting should have an advocacy role providing solutions and recommendation for the institutional agenda, the Anna LindhProgramme and the Anna Lindh Networks.

For more informations: www.iemed.org

Fundación Asamblea de Ciudadanos y Ciudadanas del Mediterráneo
Calle San Francisco de Borja 20 – 8 - 46007 Valencia, Spain - Phone: +34 963 219 558 - E-mail: secretariat.facm@gmail.com