Conference: Media freedom and journalists under pressure

Together with the law firm Jus Cogens, Patrick Breyer and Saskia Bricmont are delighted to invite you to the conference on Media Freedom and Journalists under pressure that will take place on Wednesday 10 April from 12.30 to 14.00, in room A3H1, at the European Parliament in Brussels, and online. 

While presenting the cases of Omar Radi, Moroccan journalist, and Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, we want to describe what type of pressure journalists are suffering worldwide, expose the modern forms of repression against journalism and its impact on freedom of press, rule of law and democracy. Ahead of the European elections, on the eve of Assange’s 5-year imprisonment in the high-security Belmarsh prison, and while we see more and more attacks on media freedom and journalists in Europe and in the world, we believe it is the right time to take stock of what has been done and what can be done in the coming years at EU level. 

Speakers will include MEP Saskia Bricmont and Patrick Breyer, as well as representatives from Human Rights Watch, Reporters Sans Frontières, International Federation of Journalists and International Federation for Human Rights. Debate will be followed with an Q&A session. 

Conference will take place in English. 

Please find more information about the event here.

In order to enter the European Parliament or attend the event online, you need to register following this link: