Journalism after Charlie - Day of reflection and debate on Freedom of Expression
In the aftermath of the tragic attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, UNESCO is inviting the media for a day dedicated to the Right to Freedom of Expression. The event will be held from 11 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, 14 January, at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will open the programme, which has been organised in solidarity with France and the media worldwide, and to demonstrate UNESCO’s mandate and commitment to Freedom of Expression and Press Freedom.
French and international media, representatives from UNESCO’s Member States, opinion-makers and journalism schools are invited to participate. Leading French cartoonist Plantu has agreed to participate and will speak alongside the Director-General.
Participating media will be able to set up information or broadcast booths, to transmit programmes, film interviews, or simply express their solidarity.
Round table discussions are being organised in partnership with media actors on the safety of journalists, and the vital role played by media in nurturing public debate, promoting dialogue and building bridges.