“Media integrity in the age of disinformation”
European External Action Service – EEAS
Sarajevo, 7 April, from 11.00 to 12:30 CEST.

The event takes place in connection with the marking of the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will gather global media excellence and the region’s future in journalism to discuss media freedom, the issue of information manipulation, safety of journalists and integrity and professional journalism as cornerstones of democracy and of the EU integration path.

The event features journalists from leading international and regional media: Roger Cohen (The New York Times), Rémy Ourdan (Le Monde), Javier Espinosa (El Mundo), Ed Vulliamy (The Guardian / Observer), Christiane Amanpour (CNN) and Aida Čerkez (former AP correspondent from BiH). The discussion is moderated by Filip Lukić (N1 and European Western Balkans).

A group of 21 young journalists from the whole Western Balkans region will participate in the event as part of a study visit to Sarajevo, this week. Their visit aims to enhance synergies among young journalists from the region and support reconciliation and regional cooperation, including for the benefit of an informed, democratic society facing contemporary disinformation challenges.