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11-07-2018 - Hearing on "Rule of law and Safety of Journalists"

LIBE 10-01-2019 - 15:50
LIBE Hearing on the Rule of Law and Safety of Journalists

A hearing on "Rule of law and Safety of Journalists" is organised on 11 July 2018 at the initiative of the LIBE Working group with a general mandate to monitor the situation as regards Rule of Law and Fight against Corruption within the EU and address specific situations, in particular Malta and Slovakia, chaired by Ms Sophie in ‘t Veld.

This Hearing will be structured in two parts, a first part dedicated to cross border cooperation of law enforcement authorities with the participation of representatives of Europol, Eurojust and national authorities (held in camera) and a second part, public, focusing on the media freedom and protection and safety of investigative journalists, with the participation of representatives of the media and of organisations defending the rights of journalists. This second part dedicated to the safety of journalists will be held from 11.00 to 12.30 in room ASP 5E2 and it is open to the public. Please register here before 9 July end of business to participate in this hearing.

Location : European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak building, room PHS 1A002