20th April 2015
By Stefanie Chernow
The 1st Eastern Partnership Media Conference
The 1st Eastern Partnership Media Conference addressed the role of media in the Eastern Partnership (Eap) region. The conference looked at the current challenges in the media field in the Eap countries, and considered appropriate responses to them. As one of the outcomes, the conference provided recommendations regarding consistent and coordinated support from the EU to freedom of expression in the Eap partner countries. The conference was organised by the Latvian Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission and the European External Action Service. It was one of the side events of the 4th Eastern partnership summit. This event was an extraordinary opportunity to discuss the media landscape and its challenges in the EaP countries with representatives of the media community, experts, academia, civil society and policymakers from these countries and the EU.