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International expert conference organized by AMO with kind support of the International Visegrad Fund and CERGE-EI Foundation. Media partner of the event was  EurActiv.cz.

Panel #1: The Single Market: Does it need a Single Journalism?

  • How to write about Internal Market? Is writing about Internal Market different from ordinary journalism and to what extent?
  • Is it possible to eradicate national perspectives on a specific issue and to what extent is it necessary/desirable?
  • What is the current level of media coverage of the Internal Market related issues and how it can be improved?
  • Is the interconnectedness of markets and businesses of Internal Market dully reflected in general economic journalism?
  • What are the examples of active journalism providing balanced information about the four freedoms, such as the recent study revealing the extent of drawing of social benefits by British citizens in other EU states by The Guardian, that are worth following?
  • How media in the EU treat the “Polish Plumber” stereotype? How has it changed since the EU enlargement in 2004?

Panel #2: The media in Visegrad countries and their impact on functioning of Internal Market

  • What are the main stereotypes which may threaten smooth functioning of Internal Market between countries of the Visegrad Group?
  • Where do media aim their focus in cases of quality failures of goods and services, on the brand of the producer or on its country of origin (as for instance in the cases of Polish butter or Polish gritting salt)?
  • What are the potential possibilities of cooperation between media in the region, including investigative journalism in cross-border cases and access to the information of state administration in other EU countries?

The event is a part of the project Smooth Functioning of the Internal Market between V4 Countries co-funded by the International Visegrad Fund.

The project is a platform for meetings of experts, representatives of media, consumer organizations, chambers of commerce and public administrations from Visegrad countries in order to discuss possibilities of enhanced functioning of internal market in the Central European region.


Friday, February 6, 2015
9:00 – 12:00


Politických vězňů 7

International Visegrad Fund (IVF) and CERGE-EI Foundation
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