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Press Councils in the Digital Age

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Brussels, International Press Center, rue de la Loi, 155 - 1040 Brussels, 21 & 22 January 2020


  1. The European Federation of Journalists / EFJ
  2. The Austrian Press Council / Verein zur Selbstkontrolle der Osterreichischen Press
  3. The Belgian Flemish Press Council / Raad voor de Journalistiek
  4. The Belgian French & German Press Council / Conseil de déontologie journalistique
  5. The Finnish Media Council / Julkisen sanan neuvosto
  6. The German Press Council / Tragerverein des Deutschen Presserats e.V
  7. The Irish Press Council / Press Council of Ireland
  8. The Blanquerna Foundation / Fundació Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull
  9. Université libre de Bruxelles / ULB
  10. The UNESCO

Full Program of Events

For its 10th anniversary, and in the scope of the European project « Media Councils in the Digital age » managed by a European Consortium gathering the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), European press councils, universities and UNESCO, the Conseil de déontologie journalistique / Council for Ethical Journalism (CDJ) kindly invites you to a European interactive Forum dedicated to the challenges of journalistic self-regulation in the digital age.

Program Overview

21 Jan 2020

  • 3:00-3:30pm Welcome
  • 3:30-4:00pm Opening session
  • 4:00-5:30pm Interactive meeting of the Conseil de déontologie journalistique (Council for journalistic ethics)
  • 6:00-7:30pm Walking Dinner

22 Jan 2020

  • 8:30-9:00am Welcome
  • 9:10-9:30am First results of an academic research about ethical stakes in contemporary journalism conducted among students in journalism and young journalists
  • 9:30-11:00am First round table - Daily integration of ethics in the newsroom
  • 11:30am -1:00pm Second round table - Standards challenged by pressures on journalists
  • 11:00-11:30am Coffee break and their sources
  • 1:00-2:00pm Walking Dinner
  • 2:00-3:30pm Third round table - Ethics and new technology
  • 3:30-4:00pm Coffee break
  • 4:00-5:30pm Fourth round table - Public participation in journalistic ethics
  • 5:30-6:00pm Conclusions