The 1st edition of the European Journalism Conference takes place from the 23rd to 25th of November 2022 in Brussels and focuses on the reality of “Being a journalist in Europe today”. The Conference is free of access, submitted to registration.
Cartooning for Peace is taking part in this event and is organising a round table on Friday 25 November, from 9am to 10.15am: “Press cartoons in the face of digital challenges: what protection for their authors?” with Audrey Adam (Belgium), lawyer and visiting professor of media law, Maria Arena (Belgium), Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, IZEL (Turkey), press cartoonist and writer, and KAK (France), press cartoonist and President of Cartooning for Peace.
The roundtable is moderated by Ricardo Gutiérrez (Belgium), Secretary General of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).
Today, the majority of press cartoons are published online, in the media or on social networks. A tendency that allows cartoonists to widely share their work and meet a new audience, but which also generates new challenges and promotes the appearance and increase of phenomena of threat and censorship which they must protect themselves against.
Responding to its missions of information, dialogue and support for cartoonists around the world, Cartooning for Peace wishes to initiate a conversation to promote understanding of the different dimensions of this now ordinary but still little-known phenomenon and to promote the emergence of adapted solutions.
The roundtable is supported by the UNESCO Global Media Defence Fund (UNESCO/GMDF) and is part of the framework of the “Enhancing legal support to press cartoonists” project of Cartooning for Peace.