Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 13
By Demir Azizov – Trend:
The 19th regional Central Asia media conference titled “Open journalism in Central Asia” will be held in Tashkent on October 18-19, 2017, says an OSCE message posted on its website.
During the two-day event, some 80 participants, including journalists, representatives from governments, civil society organizations and academia along with international experts, will discuss current challenges to media freedom in Central Asia.
The participants will discuss a wide range of issues, including current trends in news media distribution and challenges related to the digital and increasingly mobile environment, and how to better safeguard media freedom whilst combatting hate speech.
The regional Central Asia media conference is held annually by Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. The previous – 18th – conference was held in Vienna.