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The Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE) will hold its annual conference online on 22-24 September 2021. Organised by the Austrian Press Council, the event will gather representatives of 24 European press councils to discuss the role of media self-regulation in the digital age.

On 23 September, five panel discussions will be open to the public and will focus on media ethics in the context of terrorist attacks, the topic of alternative media, satire and caricature and the discrimination of different societal groups in the media. One highlight of the conference will be the presence of four-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Barstow who will address the importance of collaborative investigative reporting in Covid times.

"The Austrian Press Council is pleased to host the AIPCE-Conference for a second time. It is the first time since the pandemic outbreak that press councils will gather together to discuss how to strengthen cooperation at the European level and discuss current journalistic ethics issues with the public,” said Alexander Warzilek, managing director at the Austrian press council.

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AGENDA - 23 September

09:00 - 10:30, The Terror Attack in Vienna and its Impact on Media Ethics

With Alexander Warzilek (Austrian Press Council)

11:00 - 12:30, How to deal with Alternative Media, Partial Media and Propaganda?

With Elin Floberghagen (Norwegian Press Council), Daniela Kraus (Press Club Concordia, Vienna), Thomas Walach (, Austrian Online-Magazine), Balázs Weyer (Hungarian Press Council)

Moderator: Peter Feeney (Irish Press Council)

14:00 - 15:00, Recent Developments on Satire and Caricature

With Luis Paulitsch (Austrian Press Council); Talk with Fritz Jergitsch (Die Tagespresse”, Austrian Satirical Magazine)

15:30 - 17:00, Discrimination of Different Societal Groups in the Media

With Amra Duri? (, biggest daily Austrian newspaper), Muriel Hanot (Belgian Press Council CDJ), Katharine Sarikakis (University of Vienna)

Moderator: Susan Boos (Swiss Press Council)

18:00, COVID and the New Age of Collaborative Investigative Reporting

With David Barstow (UC Berkeley, former New York Times journalist and four time Pulitzer Prize winner)