Freedom of the Press in Europe:
Edges Fraying? (Oslo)
Join Freedom House for an in-depth look at press freedom in Ukraine, Turkey, Belarus, and Moldova, with Freedom House experts and journalists and press freedom advocates from each country. Freedom House will share insights into key press freedom trends covered in the Freedom of the Press 2015 report, including conflict, opaque media ownership, authoritarian governance, and regressive regulations. Participants from each country will put the challenges facing journalists and the media in these countries into comparative perspective, and highlight common challenges and responses, including policy options for European countries seeking to support the development of truly free and vibrant media.
Opening remarks will be delivered by Mr. Bård Glad Pedersen, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway.
Jennifer Dunham, project manager of Freedom of the Press at Freedom House
Oksana Romaniuk, executive director of the Institute of Mass Information (Ukraine)
Asli Tunc, professor at the Media School at Bilgi University (Turkey)
Andrei Aliaksandrau, deputy director of BelaPAN Information Company (Belarus)
Victoria Dodon, journalist at the Center of Investigative Journalism in Moldova
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Andrei Aliaksandrau is a journalist, media manager, and the Deputy Director of BelaPAN Information Company, a Minsk-based independent news platform specializing in analysis, and political and economic news. Aliaksandrau is well-regarded and dedicated to high-quality, professional journalism and freedom of expression in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine.
Victoria Dodon is a reporter for the Center of Investigative Journalism in Moldova (CIJM). She conducts investigations on corruption and human rights violations in Moldova and is a key contributor to the platform Anticoruptie.md. Prior to CIJM, she worked as a journalist for ADEV.RUL and UNIMEDIA.
Jennifer Dunham is the project manager of Freedom of the Press at Freedom House. A specialist on global media freedom trends, she regularly briefs government officials, donors, and the media on the findings of the Freedom of the Press report and general press freedom issues, and authors country reports, essays, and blog posts for several Freedom House publications on issues ranging from press freedom to governance in sub-Saharan Africa.
Oksana Romaniuk is executive director of the Institute of Mass Information, Ukraine’s most prominent media watchdog and journalist rights organization, and is a key organizing member of Stop Censorship! movement of Ukrainian journalists. As a media expert and journalist, she has been involved in a number of projects on journalistic standards, citizen engagement, and digital security.
Asli Tunç is a professor at the Media School at Bilgi University in Istanbul. She is a contributing author of Freedom House’s 2014 report The Struggle for Turkey’s Internet, writes regularly for the freedom of expression website P24, and has written numerous publications and country reports on the issues of democracy and media, the social impact of new media technologies, and media ownership in Turkey.