EU experts, donors and media professionals met for “The Eastern Partnership Media Conference 2019: Business and Sustainability” on 13-14 November, in Riga, Latvia.

The participants discussed strategies for increasing the independence of media in Eastern Partnership countries, presented successful examples, and proposed solutions to challenges faced by journalists, such as digitalisation, better access to data analysis, diversification to new platforms and services, and skills development.

The event was organised by the EU Commission with the support of the European External Action Service and Latvia’s government. The recommendations of the conference aim to contribute to shaping EU’s media assistance in these countries.