The role of the Civil Society in defending media freedom

The role of the Civil Society in
defending media freedom
-Reflections from the study visit
P2P 4-7 July 2011
Objective and Agenda of the
• Objective – to give participants the opportunity to
familiarise themselves with international and European
policies and activities in the field of media freedom, to
exchange experiences about the state of play of media
freedom in the EU candidate countries
• Agenda: visit to the European Parliament, DG
Enlargement – office for Macedonia, presentations,
discussions and debates with representatives from the
European Commission, from DG Enlargement,
European Federation of Journalists, Reporters without
borders, European Centre for Journalism, PEN
International , Irish press council etc
Other topics of the visit
• EU institutions, their operation and
communication forms and informing the
• The enlargement process, EU
programmes and instruments for civil
society sector
Experiences and impressions
• EU programmes and instruments for
media freedom
• Experience and positive practices from EU
member states
• Information about media freedom on
international level
• Impressions about the event organisation
Media freedom in Macedonia
• EC Progress report for Macedonia for
• Reports and assessments of international
organisations (Reporters without borders,
Freedom house, European Federation of
• Reports of domestic CSOs and