Global Conference for Media Freedom



Global Conference for Media Freedom

 

A free and independent media plays a vital role in protecting human rights and holding the powerful to account. Media freedom is the lifeblood of democracy and can be the foundation for economic prosperity and social development. It means that society can be free, fair and open. Journalistic scrutiny is an essential part of a vibrant and healthy democracy.

The world is becoming a more hostile place for journalists. Reporters Without Borders called 2018 the deadliest year on record for journalists. UNESCO confirms that at least 99 journalists were killed, a further 348 imprisoned and 60 held hostage. Freedom of expression is being stifled and barriers are preventing the functioning of an independent media. We must address this and the dangers it presents.

 


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The Global Conference for Media Freedom will bring together government officials, multilateral agencies, civil society organisations, academics, editors, publishers, and journalists to debate the issue and take international action.

Organizer Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. 

When?

Tue, July 16, 2019

Where?

Printworks
Surrey Quays Rd, Rotherhithe
London SE16 7P
United Kingdom
Printworks London is a groundbreaking multi-purpose venue which has already changed the face of the capital’s cultural scene. It is comprised of six vast event spaces, all arranged over multiple levels with a maze of corridors and rooms. Original machinery and industrial features are retained throughout from its time as ...

Printworks London is a groundbreaking multi-purpose venue which has already changed the face of the capital’s cultural scene.




It is comprised of six vast event spaces, all arranged over multiple levels with a maze of corridors and rooms. Original machinery and industrial features are retained throughout from its time as a fully operational printing press. Housing the giant printing presses that once delivered the Metro and Evening Standard newspapers to London.



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