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Panel Discussion | 70 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The panel will focus on “Freedom of Expression” as fundamental rights underpinning the protection of all other civil liberties. As journalists, scientists and academics have become a primary target of European autocrats, how can we strengthen the ability of EU institutions and member states to defend those pillars on which respect for human rights, democratic accountability and the rule of law are based? What are the lessons learned and promising practices in Europe? How can we broaden the conversation in our societies?



Performance : Superar - Association promoting young musical talents

Welcome Note: Shams Asadi, City of Vienna, Human Rights Commissioner

Moderation: Petra Stuiber, DER STANDARD editor-in-chief


- Andreas Accardo, Head of Unit Institutional Cooperation EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

- Sanita Jemberga, Executive Director and Editor, Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism

- Hannes Tretter, Scientific Co-Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Austria

- Jörg Wojahn, Head, Representation of the European Commission in Austria


for organizational reasons please register at:

Monday, 10. December 2018 - 18:00
House of the European Union, Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Vienna
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