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#NEWSOCRACY brings together policy makers, academics, journalists, citizens and existing initiatives for transparency of media ownership structures to discuss media ownership concentration in Spain - and Europe. The event is hosted by the ECPMF, PDLI and OBCT.

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Tuesday, January 30 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Session III - Political Independence: Perspectives of Regulators, Media owners and Journalists

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How to regulate media markets for ensuring the political independence of the media. Perspective of the owners and  journalists. Exploring regulation and owners influence
Main questions involve how policy makers at EU and national level should address the problem of regulating media markets and ensuring the political independence of the media - including public service broadcasters. 

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Silvia Chocarro

Global Advocacy Strategist, IFEX
Silvia Chocarro is a freedom of expression advocate. She is Global Advocacy Strategist for IFEX, a network of 119 organizations in 65 countries connected by a shared commitment to defend and promote freedom of expression as a fundamental human right. Silvia Chocarro is also a fellow... Read More →

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Arsenio Escolar

President, AEEPP
Arsenio Escolar (publisher,  journalist and writer) is the president of the Spanish Association of Periodical Publications Publishers (AEEPP), the largest association of press editors in Spain and one of the most active in Europe. He has been manager of some of the main media in... Read More →
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Ricardo Gutierrez

General Secretary, European Federation of Journalists
Ricardo GUTIÉRREZ is General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the largest journalists’ organisation in Europe, representing over 320,000 journalists in 44 countries. Former journalist for the Belgian daily newspaper “Le Soir”, he is senior lecturer... Read More →
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Ivo Prokopiev

Co-owner, Economedia Publishing Group
The Bulgarian media owner Ivo Prokopiev is former chairman of the influential Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG) and former Deputy Chairman of the Union of Publishers in Bulgaria.Mr. Prokopiev holds a degree in Banking and Finance from the University... Read More →
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Mar Diaz Varela

Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia
The National Commission on Markets and Competition

Tuesday January 30, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm CET
MEDIALAB-PRADO Calle de la Alameda, 15, 28014 Madrid, Spanien