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Schedule and panellists
08.30 – Registration and Welcome Coffee
09.00 – Opening remarks – Caroline Muscat, Founder of The Shift
09.10 – Message from Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament
09.15 – Panel Discussion 1 – Lawfare
Moderator: Caroline Muscat (The Shift)
- Caoilfhionn Gallagher (Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers, UK);
- Charlie Holt (Legal Counsel, Campaigns and Action, Greenpeace);
- Maria Ordzhonikidze (Director, Justice for Journalists Foundation);
- David Casa (MEP);
- Eve Borg Costanzi (Lawyer);
10.00 – Q&A Session
10.15 – Coffee Break
10.35 – Defamation and Protection of Sources Study – salient points – Damilola Ojuri, Thomson Reuters
10.45 – Panel Discussion 2 – Journalism in Jeopardy
Moderator: Herman Grech (Editor, The Times of Malta)
- Jamie Wiseman (International Press Institute);
- Flutura Kusari (European Centre for Press and Media Freedom);
- Matthew Caruana Galizia (Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation).
- Peter Geoghegan (former editor of Open Democracy);
- Joseph Borg (Media expert and University of Malta lecturer)
11.30 – Q&A Session
11.45 – Concluding remarks – Maria Ordzhonikidze, Director, Justice for Journalists Foundation
11.55 – Networking
12.30 – End of conference
The Shift is a community-funded online news portal based in Malta dedicated to investigative journalism and the defence of press freedom.
Born following the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, The Shift’s founders believe that there has never been a more urgent need in the country for journalism that speaks truth to power, without fear or favour – within a media landscape stifled by political interference and control. Our work is driven by the hope of leading to a fairer, more democratic society.
Copyright © 2020 Justice for Journalists, All rights reserved.
Justice for Journalists Foundation (JFJ) is a London-based non-governmental organisation. JFJ funds journalistic investigations into violent crimes against media workers and helps professional and citizen journalists to mitigate their risks. The foundation was established in August 2018 by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, founder of the Open Russia pro-democracy movement, an Amnesty International-recognised prisoner of conscience, and Putin’s most prominent critic, together with his former business partner, philanthropist, and member of the Free Russia Forum’s standing committee Leonid Nevzlin.
Our mission is to facilitate journalists’ access to existing resources and make them relevant to the specifics of each region. We believe security is the essential basis for work in the media. We help journalists acquire the skills and knowledge to address their professional challenges.