22nd February 2019
By Tom Law

Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media

 

Council of Europe Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media

Draft programme

Granada, Spain

Monday, 4 March 2019

Opening Statements by:

  • Ms María Concepción de Santa Ana, Chairperson of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  • Representatives of the Spanish Parliament

After meetings of the committee, the EJN’s Tom Law addressed the committee on the following questions:

  • What is the role of journalists in educating the public about diverse types of information, means of communication, risks of disinformation, manipulation and illegal content?
  • How can professional and ethical journalism enable the public to become more vigilant, critical and analytical about what information they can trust?

The session on media education in the new media environment was also addressed by 

  • Mr Tarlach McGonagle, Senior researcher/lecturer, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam
  • Mr Stéphane Hoebeke, Lawyer at the Legal Department, Head of Media Education, Belgian Radio-Television of the French Community (RTBF), Brussels