Exploring the crackdown on freedom of expression in Central Eastern Europe – an EJN panel video recorded 11 October 2021


The panel explored the crackdown on freedom of expression in the region and the impact it has had on independent journalism, particularly those that have emerged since the Covid-19 pandemic, and drew on cases from Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.  Moderated by Dr Aida Al-Kaisy from the Ethical Journalism Network, our panellists included Maryia Sadouskaya-Komlach from Free Press for Eastern Europe; Anna Gielewska, of Reporters Foundation Poland; and Marius Dragomir, of CFMDS Hungary. Our panellists shared their insights and experiences on the roles and responsibilities of journalists and independent media platforms who are contributing to better responsible journalism.