VIENNA, 9 October 2012 – The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović will open the 9th annual South Caucasus Media Conference “From traditional to online media: best practices and perspectives” in Tbilisi on Thursday, 11 October.
The two-day event will focus on online and social media. More than 80 journalists, representatives of media and civil society, parliamentarians and academics from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, along with international experts, will discuss evolving trends in online media, as well as general media developments in the South Caucasus.
The conference participants will discuss legal challenges and issues pertaining to Internet content regulation and e-government tools, learn more about best practices in self-regulation of online media, as well as discuss regulatory practices in traditional and online media and examine possible policy responses.
Journalists are invited to cover the beginning of the conference, which starts at 10:00 on Thursday, 11 October 2012, at Hotel Marriott, Rustaveli Avenue 13, Tbilisi, Georgia.