International perspectives on information policy and media development in the digital age

Digital transformations are putting the foundations of democracy to the test on a global scale. Regulators face the challenge of striking a balance between policy-making and freedom of expression when trying to address disinformation, fake news, hate speech and polarization. At the same time, the shift towards an increasingly digital media environment for news consumption has profoundly changed the dynamics of news production and the media sector. In this context, it is fundamental to consider how information policies are formulated and what impact they have on public access to information, the role of information professionals, and the development of the media sector.

As Kyrgyzstan is in the process of developing its Information Policy Concept, Club de Madrid, the European Partnership for Democracy and ARTICLE 19 are holding an online panel discussion to reflect on international practices in the field of information policy, and how they can create favourable conditions for the media sector to develop and operate in line with international freedom of expression standards.  The panel discussion is organized in the framework of the Media Dialogue project, funded by the European Union.

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Title:  International perspectives on information policy and media development in the digital age: Recommendations for the inclusive development of the Information Policy Concept of the Kyrgyz Republic

Day and Time: 19 May 2021 – 11:00 Brussels time / 15:00 Bishkek time


  • Boris Tadic, President of Serbia (2004-2012), Member of Club de Madrid
  • Jeanne Cavelier, Head of Eastern Europe & Central Asia at Reporters without Borders
  • Tarik Kafala, News Controller with the BBC World Service Group Languages
  • -Moderator: Antonina Cherevko, Legal Officer at ARTICLE 19

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