International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Barbara Trionfi will join a panel discussion as part of the conference “Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists: from a Chilling to an Enabling Environment” at the University of Amsterdam Law School on September 5, 2018.

The conference will be the closing event of the project “Audit on freedom of expression in the Netherlands”. The project and conference centrally concern the need to ensure the effective implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)4 of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to member States on the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and other media actors, with a particular focus on the Netherlands. A main aim of the project and conference is to stimulate, inform and guide further reflection and public debate about the need to strengthen the existing law and policy framework for freedom of expression on European and national levels.

Trionfi will join a panel discussion on “New strategies and new alliances”, which will offer structured, creative reflection on collaborative, multi-stakeholder strategies to enhance the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists, at the international, European and national levels. It will draw on the other panel discussions on the challenges of implementation, specific thematic focuses and lessons (to be) learned from the Netherlands.