Thematic Debates

The thematic debates organized during the IPDC's biennial Council sessions provide an opportunity for Member States, experts and professional organizations to discuss media development issues and priorities. 

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Discussion on Online Privacy and Freedom of Expression - 29th IPDC Council, 2014

  • Concept note
  • Background Document and presentations by:
    - Mona Rishmawi, Chief, Rule of Law, Research and Right Development Division, OHCHR - High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on the right to privacy
    - Ronaldo Lemos, Director, Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro - Legal position of the right to be forgotten
    - Nighat Dad, Director, Digital Rights Foundation on Privacy issues in the digital age
    - Fatou Jagne Senghor, Regional Director, ARTICLE 19 West Africa - Post-2015 Development Agenda and the ICTs
    - Bertrand de La Chapelle, Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Project - The multi-stakeholder model and jurisdiction
    - Moez Chakchouk, PhD., Internet and Media Governance Expert, Chairman of the Tunisian Internet Agency - The potential of the multi-stakeholder model to ensure policy issues and sustainable development

Discussion on the Safety of Journalists - 28th IPDC Council, 2012

Discussion on the Safety of Journalists - 27th IPDC Council, 2010

The Enabling Role of the State - 27th IPDC Council, 2010:

Discussion on the Safety of Journalists - 26th IPDC Council, 2008

Giving Voice to Local Communities: from Community radio to Blogs - 25th IPDC Council, 2006

Follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (Tunis, 16-18 Nov 2005): Action line 9: media - 25th IPDC Council, 2006

Promotion of Pluralism and Good Governance through Media Development - 24th IPDC Council, 2005