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Media Development

Save the date: Policy Dialogue on media development at the European Parliament

Together with two European Parliament members, DW Akademie and the Global Forum for Media Development are organizing an open Policy Dialogue to discuss media development in the post-2015 agenda. We invite you to attend.

Next year is the deadline for efforts to achieve the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals originally set in 2000. Discussions on a post-2015 agenda on Sustainable Development Goals are well underway.

When it comes to media development, which role can freedom of expression and independent media play in the post-2015 agenda? Media promote transparency and accountability, and both are essential prerequisites for good governance.

This is the framework for an up-coming Policy Dialogue at the European Parliament in Brussels being organized by DW Akademie and the #link:http://www.gfmd.info/# (GFMD). It will be hosted by Thijs Berman, Member of the European Parliament from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, and Member of the Committee on Development; and Michèle Striffler, Member of the European Parliament from the Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats), and Vice-Chair of the Committee on Development. The event is open to all and will bring together practitioners and politicians to outline the opportunities of media and freedom of expression in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Policy dialogue on media development
"Freedom of Expression, Media and Development:
The Potential of Free Media in the Sustainable Development Goals"

• Amadou Mahtar Ba, African Media Initiative, Chief Executive Officer
• James Deane, BBC Media Action, Director, Policy and Learning
• Troy Etulain, UNHCR, Consultant
• Patrick Leusch, DW Akademie, Head of International Cooperation

• Leon Willems, Global Forum for Media Development, Chairman

Monday, 17 February 2014, 11:00 - 13:00 CET

Brussels, #link:http://europa.eu/contact/visit/european-parliament/index_en.htm#, József Antall Building, Room 6Q1

For further information and confirmation of participation please contact Laura Mellado at assistant(at)gfmd.info by February 5th.

Should you require a badge for the European Parliament, please provide your full name, date of birth, nationality, address, and your personal ID or passport number.

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