​​Nordic-Baltic public service media forum

Maximising Public Value: A Future for Public Service Media in the Nordic-Baltic Region

Venue: Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, Palasta iela 4, Riga
Language: English and Latvian (with simultaneous translation)

26 April

  • Opening remarks by Sergejs Ņesterovs, board member of the Latvian Television

  • Opening remarks by Rita Ruduša, Executive director of Baltic Centre for Media Excellence

  • Contemporary threats to public service media in the Nordic-Baltic Region

    Ole Mølgaard, Senior Media advisor, board member of Swedish Radio

  • Between a rock and a hard place. PSM in the Baltic States

    Andres Jõesaar, vice-rector for creative activities and cooperation, Tallinn University and data analyst at ERR

  • Coffee break

  • Enabling environment for PSM independence

    How to safeguard PSM independence- legal, regulatory and political aspects.

    Stanislaw Jedrzejewski, academic, former PSM executive, Poland
    Ieva Beitika, The National Electronic Mass Media Council, Latvia
    Boris Bergant, former vice-president of the EBU

    Ove Joanson, Chairman of the Board of the European Journalism Centre, former chairman of the Swedish Public Broadcasting Trust

  • Inclusive journalism: Communicating identities

    What works in minority broadcasting and what does not?

    Darja Saar, head of ETV+, ERR, Estonia (ERR)
    Leif Lønsmann, former head of Danish Radio and director of DR Koncerthuset
    Aleksandrs Krastņickis, head of Russian language news department at LSM, Latvia

    Olga Proskurova, journalist, former head of Russian news at LTV

  • Coffee break

  • Accountability as a distinguishing feature of PSM

    Models and methods of accountability in Nordic and Baltic PSMs.

    Tarmu Tammerk, ombudsman at ERR, Estonia, board member of Organization of News Ombudsmen
    Sergejs Ņesterovs, board member and chairman of Editorial Council, LTV, Latvia
    Per Anne Kalbakk, ombudsman, NRK, Norway

    Jesper Termansen, ombudsman, DR

  • Reception

Workshop sessions
New formats, revamping time-tested ideas, new ways of engagement with audiences
Venue: LTV, Zakusalas krastmala 3

27 April

  • 1. Children’s and Youth Programming
    Youth Multimedia platforms at ERR, Estonia, Marje Jurtsenko

    2. Introducing new documentary and historical formats
    Innovative historical travel programme, Edmundas Jakilaitis, LTR, Lithuania

    3. Young audience engagement
    Hanne Kautto, YleX, Yle youth radio program

    4. News in the digital environment
    Antti Hirvonen, YLE, Kioski project

    5. Creating audience captivating drama

    SVT- Drama development and process, Jenny Grewdahl, producer, SVT

  • Buffet lunch

The event organized by Baltic Centre for Media Excellence and hosted by Latvian Television and Latvian Radio in close cooperation with the ERR in Estonia and LRT in Lithuania, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Danish Cultural Institute.