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#Media4Europe Conference: Media transformation & democracy building - Second Edition Stars4Media Awards


#Media4Europe Conference: Media transformation & democracy building - Second Edition Stars4Media Awards


This Stars4Media event concludes the implementation of Stars4Media Second Edition and launches Stars4Media NEWS.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness and gather nascent ideas about Stars4Media NEWS. This will leverage the existing Stars4Media community of media innovators, plus attract other interested media leaders. It will serve as a space for discussion, networking and brainstorming on the business transformation of news media.

ORGANISED BY: Europe's MediaLab



Brussels Network Office - International Press Centre
1 Bd Charlemagne // 2nd floor



Way Forward: Stars4Media NEWS (2022 - 2024)
Christophe Leclercq, Executive Chairman of the MediaLab, Stars4Media Project Initiator

AWARDS CEREMONY - Stars4Media Second Edition
Catalina Dumbraveanu, Stars4Media Project Manager, VUB


Keynote Speech
Vera Jourová, Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency, (Safety of frontline journalism in Ukraine, protection against SLAPPS, media pluralism).
Joanna Krawczyk, Chairwoman of Leading European Newspaper Alliance, Head of Partnerships at Gazeta Wyborcza and President of Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation, (Support to Ukrainian media, Stars4Media NEWS East-West Cooperation scheme).

Panel discussion: Way Forward: Stars4Media NEWS (2022 - 2024)
Policy makers discussion about the situation of media in 2022, involving strategy and transformation coaches, insights about Stars4Media NEWS Call for projects.

Paolo Cesarini, European Media and Information Fund Board Management Committee Member, (former Head of the Media Convergence and Social Media Unit, DG GROW, European Commission), (Wider policy context approach, tackling disinformation via sustainable quality, parallel programmes like EMIF Fund or others funded under EU Journalism Partnership).
Renate Schroeder, Director, European Federation of Journalists, (Role of EFJ and jury in Stars4Media plus special focus on exile media from Eastern Europe).
Lars Boering, Director, European Journalism Centre, (To introduce EJC as new partner on Stars4Media NEWS, specifying its novelty approach explaining our methodology and long terms business transformation).
Max von Abendroth, Executive Director, Dafne (Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe), (How philanthropy can support media and journalists, complementing EU and business funding).


10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and introduction
10:15 - 10:30 Keynote speech
10:30 - 11:30 Way forward: Stars4Media NEWS (2022 - 2024)
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 12:30 Awards ceremony for Stars4Media Second Edition
12:30 - 12:35 Closing statements
12:35 - 14:00 Lunch break (light lunch provided)
14:00 - 16:30 Discussion presentation of Stars4Media NEWS opportunities - open Zoom call


Tamara Novel

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