The week was opened by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou, Managing Director of iMEdD and Stratis Trilikis, Co-Founder and Programs Manager, welcoming the audience and outlining the discussions and events that will follow in the coming days.
Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) joined live from New York to make brief remarks. “Democratic values all around us are being challenged and diluted every day, by many and for various reasons,” he said. “Journalism, and the media at large, is a core pillar of democracy.” Read his full remarks here.
The first panel, entitled A Matter of Trust: The Audience’s Angle kicked off with the findings of a nationwide survey on public trust in journalism in Greece, conducted by the Public Opinion Research Unit of the University of Macedonia Research Institute. Then the panel participants, representatives of Greek and international news media outlets, took the floor.
International Journalism Week: A Matter of Trust continues through Sunday, October 9. Watch it online.
* iMEdD is a nonprofit organization based in Athens and established in 2018 with exclusive support from SNF. Its mission is to support and promote transparency, credibility, independence, and excellence in journalism.