News organizations standing up for the safety of media professionals

When, local time: 
Friday, 5 February 2016 -
9:00am to 5:30pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Marius Lukosiunas (; Josu Icaza (

UNESCO organizes an international conference “News organizations standing up for the safety of media professionals” for the decision makers of news organizations, especially the owners, publishers, and editor-in-chiefs. It aims to provide news organizations with a platform to discuss existing and new measures aimed to strengthen journalists’ safety worldwide and engage with Member States on these issues. The conference is organized in accordance with UNESCO Executive Board 196/Decision 31 which requests the Director-General to convene high level representatives of news organizations from all regions, including community media and small media outlets in order for them to share good practices on the safety of journalists and more proactively highlight the issue of journalist safety.

Please see the official website for more information about the event.