Norwegian launch of "World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Special Digital Focus 2015"

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 
Norway, Oslo
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium

"World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development – Special Digital Focus 2015" explores emerging opportunities and challenges for press freedom in the digital age. With a focus on online hate speech, protection of journalism sources, the role of internet intermediaries in fostering freedom online, and the safety of journalists, the report highlights the importance of new actors in promoting and protecting freedom of expression online and off-line. In a media environment transformed by digital technologies, this special volume in the World Trends series is a key reference for Governments, journalists, media workers, civil society, the private sector, academics and students.
"World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development – Special Digital Focus 2015" explores emerging opportunities and challenges for press freedom in the digital age. With a focus on online hate speech, protection of journalism sources, the role of internet intermediaries in fostering freedom online, and the safety of journalists, the report highlights the importance of new actors in promoting and protecting freedom of expression online and off-line. In a media environment transformed by digital technologies, this special volume in the World Trends series is a key reference for Governments, journalists, media workers, civil society, the private sector, academics and students.

The Norwegian launch event will include the following speakers:

Mr Guy Berger, Director, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO

Mr Trond Idås, Norwegian Union of Journalists

Ms Aina Landsverk Hagen, Senior Researcher, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Mr Osman Kibar, journalist and specialist on internet security