PBI – Public Broadcasters International 2017

Sinaia, 11-14 September 2017

Radio Romania organised and hosted, from 11 to 14 September in Sinaia, the 2017 edition of the PBI, the Public Broadcasters’ world summit.

Among the different sessions included in the conference programme, the one on “PSM for defending cultural values and diversity” involved the Secretary General of COPEAM Claudio Cappon, who focused his speech on the mission of PSM in creating citizens’ empowerment and enhancing the possibility of an informed critical judgment, which is the basis of any healthy democracy.

In this framework, he stressed the concrete risk - today - of misinformation, of delivering contents that are expected to please people’s existing prejudices, keeping them in their so-called confirmation bias.

Cultural values, diversity, knowledge, the expression of different points of view are the antidotes to such dangerous trends and PSM’s actions are crucial for this challenge.