Media Facing Tensions and Transitions in the Mediterranean Print

Date: 28 February and 1 March 2013

Country: Spain, Barcelona

anna lindhThe Anna Lindh Foundation will hold a meeting on ‘Media Facing Tensions and Transitions in the Mediterranean’. It will focus on the challenges Media and journalists are facing as a consequence of the new social and cultural landscape which is emerging in the region.

The meeting will take place in Barcelona on the 28th of February and the 1st of March 2013.

It is co-organised with the ALF Head of the Spanish Network IEMed and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.

70 renowned journalists, media professionals and civil society representatives will gather to discuss the role of Media in reporting about the ongoing democratic transitions in the Arab countries and the economic and social crisis affecting the European societies.

One of the panels during this meeting will debate the possibility of reporting across cultures and how to involve more of a diversity element in everyday media coverage.

The conference in Barcelona will be a unique encounter to explore how journalists and media can both elaborate new and effective ethical practices in a context of changing trends and realities affecting the notions of dialogue, diversity, democracy and development.

This meeting is part of three preparation meetings for “Anna Lind Forum 2013” that brings together civil society and NGO representatives from the Union for the Mediterranean countries to debate and create action in favour of dialogue, mutual understanding and peace.