IDEI 2018 - Around the World

 

Belgium

Film screening of Under the Wire
Galerie de la Reine 26, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique

6 November 2018 - UNESCO and cine-onu/ UNRIC are organizing a film screening at Cinéma Gallery of Under the Wire, a documentary featuring war correspondent Marie Colvin, killed in Syria in 2012. For more information, please contact Adeline Hulin

 

Journalistes sous escorte : Débat avec Federica Angeli, reporter italienne menacée par la mafia, avec la participation de David Leloup, Philippe Pujol et Fabrice Rizzoli
Institut Italien de la culture, Rue de Livourne 38 - 1050 Ixelles

6 November 2018 – The general environment in which journalists work seems to be deteriorating in Europe: the region was shaken by two murders in Malta and Slovakia; the profession and the journalists are targeted by unprecedented verbal attacks and investigative reporters who conduct transnational inquiries to take on Mafia networks are more and more often victims of threats. The Italian Cultural Cenre in Brussels, in cooperation with Ossigeno per l’Informazione, will organize a debate between French, Italian, and Belgian reporters who have come under threat for their investigative work to discuss the various aspects of the dangers they face as journalists.

Brazil

Rights and Safety of Community and Popular Communic@tors
Rua Teotônio Regadas, 26/403, Lapa - CEP: 20021-360 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ – Brasil

2 November 2018 - The NGO Criar Brasil, Centre of Press and Radio for Community Communication, is hosting an online event using Facebook and social media networks. Short films are being prepared to be shared on social networks in order to raise awareness on the issue and share recommendations and guidelines on how to protect and prevent violence against communicators. The aim is to create strategies, policies and recommendations for a mechanism to prevent and protect communicators, especially community and popular communicators from violence. For more information, please contact: Adauto Cândido Soares

Côte d'Ivoire

Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon scholarship award ceremony
Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) ; Boulevard des Martyrs - Cocody - Maison de la télévision, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

2 November 2018 - Radio France Internationale is organizing the fifth annual Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon scholarship for the occasion of IDEI, which awards a young African journalist and a technician with a month of training in Paris. The date 2 November for IDEI, proclaimed in a UNGA resolution adopted in 2013, was chosen to mark the date that journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were killed while reporting in northern Mali. For more information, please contact Elsa Schifano

Ecuador

Workshop on security for journalists in the field
University San Francisco de Quito, Campus Cumbayá, Diego de Robles s/n, Quito 170157, Ecuador

UNESCO and the University San Francisco de Quito, in partnership with El Comercio and Reporters without Borders, are jointly organizing a workshop on security for journalists in the field, aiming to provide journalists who cover news in high-risk and/or conflict areas with practical tools focused on prevention. For more information, please contact Indira Salazar Martinez

East African Community

Gold Crest Hotel ; P.O Box 13285 - Old Moshi Road ; Corridor Area ; Arusha, Tanzania

2 November 2018 - UNESCO’s regional office in Nairobi is organizing an event to take stock of the progress of the establishment of National Mechanisms for the safety of Journalists in the region, as part of the implementation of the Nairobi Declaration (2017) and to build strategic partnerships and dialogue with the East African Judiciaries on safety of journalists. Participants will review progress and challenges and discuss regional approaches to dealing with the recent upsurge in attacks against journalists in the region and discuss the feasibility of building regional solidarity networks. For more information, please contact John Bosco Mayiga

El Salvador

Commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in El Salvador
Ministry of Security, Alameda Juan Pablo II y 17 Av. Norte, Complejo Plan Maestro Edificios B1, B2, B3, San Salvador, El Salvador

30 - 31 October 2018 - UNESCO is organizing a two-day regional conference for the launch of a strategic plan on the safety of journalists and the fight against impunity. This comprises the launching of a Regional Council on the Safety of Journalists, a draft protocol on the safety of journalists, which will be developed with the Ministry of Security, and a working group to develop a protection mechanism for journalists. For more information, please contact Jamion Knight

Ethiopia

Strengthening the role of Governments in the National Coordination Mechanisms for Safety of Journalists
Roosevelt Street (Old Airport Area), W21K19 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

26 - 27 November 2018 - UNESCO is organizing a two-day interregional conference for IDEI aiming to build the capacity of the representatives of African governments in the national coordination mechanisms for safety of journalists. For more information, please contact Lydia Gachungi

France

5 ans... je me souviens !
Maison de la poésie, 157 rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris

27 October - To commemorate the five years that have passed since Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were killed while reporting in northern Mali, Marie NDiaye (author), Pedro Kouyate (Malian musician), the band Waste, Niass Coumba Abdallah and the MP’s (French-Senegalese reggae) and Claude Antonini (singer-songwriter) will pay homage to the two journalists. For more information, please contact Danièle Gonod

La fin de l'impunité des crimes commis contre les journalistes : quelles perspectives ?
7, square Max-Hymans, 75015 Paris

6 November 2018 - The French Association for the United Nations (AFNU) is organizing a panel discussion to exchange perspectives on the issue of impunity, with participation of UNESCO, academia, media, government, legal experts, and civil society including Reporters without Borders and the International Federation of Journalists. Registration is mandatory: invitation@afnu.fr. For more information, please contact Sandra Szurek

Italy

Threatened journalists' attackers unpunished in Italy and in the world
Piazza Madama, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

22 October 2018 - The NGO Ossigeno per l’Informazione is organizing a public conference, with UNESCO’s patronage, to be held in the Italian Senate. It will be attended by representatives from intergovernmental organizations, public institutions, NGOs, media, journalists associations, and academia, with UNESCO's Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Guy Berger, giving the keynote address. Ossigeno will present updated data on threats to journalists and legal actions brought against them in Italy and the conference will discuss the current shortcomings in legislation in both Italian and European jurisprudence and propose measures to address them. For more information, please contact Ilaria Fevola

Lebanon

MAIN EVENT - Strengthening regional cooperation to end impunity for crimes and attacks against journalists in the Arab world
Coral Beach Hotel & Resort, Jnah Avenue - P.O Box: 13-5050, Beirut, Lebanon

2 November 2018 - The main commemoration of this year’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on 2 November 2018 be held in Beirut, Lebanon with a focus on the Arab region. It will be dedicated to “Strengthening regional cooperation to end impunity for crimes and attacks against journalists in the Arab world.” The seminar will be organized by UNESCO and Lebanese authorities with the participation of representatives of national human rights commissions, the Arab League, and of judiciary systems, civil society and media from different countries in the region. It will aim to identify steps ahead and concrete measures to strengthen the fight against impunity and inscribe this issue in the framework of global efforts to promote fundamental human rights. 

For more information, please contact Mehdi Benchelah or George Awad

No to impunity for the crimes committed against journalists in the MENA region
Coral Beach Hotel & Resort, Jnah Avenue - P.O Box: 13-5050, Beirut, Lebanon

2 November 2018 - The Gulf Centre for Human Rights, in cooperation with other civil society organizations, is organizing a photo exhibition featuring portraits of killed journalists. The event will be held the 2 November at Coral Beach Hotel, in parallel with the IDEI seminar organized the 2 November by UNESCO and the Lebanese authorities. For more information, please contact Khalid Ibrahim

Morocco

Journée d’étude envers un mécanisme pour la sécurité des journalistes au Maroc
Hotel Rabat: 21, Avenue Chellah, Hassan, 10000 Rabat, Maroc

9 November 2018 - This event will be a forum gathering judicial actors (judges, lawyers, and prosecutors), civil society, unions (journalists and editors), the National Human Rights Council and the Ministry of Communication to reflect on working toward putting in place a platform or mechanism on safety of journalists in Morocco. For more information, please contact Rim Baji

The Netherlands

Free Press Live 2018
The Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2, 2517 KJ Den Haag, The Netherlands

2 November 201 - This event, dedicated to the protection of journalists all over the world, will discuss violence and its consequences. It will feature international journalist and policy makers, including keynote speakers Paul Galizia and Martin Turcek. For more information, please contact: info@freepressunlimited.org

Norway

The 4th Annual Conference on the Safety of Journalists
Oslo Metropolitan University, Pilestredet 46, 0167 Oslo, Norway

5 November 2018 to 6 November 2018 - The event will take place at Oslo Metropolitan University and will focus on self-censorship and the chilling effect of violence and impunity. For more information, please contact safetyofjournalists@hioa.no

Pakistan

Roundtable consultation to strengthen national mechanisms for safety of journalists; a review of best practices, challenges & opportunities
Serena Business Complex, 7th Floor, G-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

13 November 2018 - The commemoration of IDEI 2018 aims to strengthen national mechanisms concerning safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. This consultative event will build a foundation for a high-level advocacy by gauging the newly elected Pakistani government’s views on the issue of journalists’ safety (SDG.16). For more information, please contact Maliha Shah

Palestine

Moot Court competition awards ceremony
35, Ahliyyah College Street ; P.O. Box 2154 ; Ramallah, Palestine

2 November 2018 - The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) and the Civil Commission for the Independence of Judiciary and Rule of Law (ISTIQLAL) announced a competition for the best MOOT court for students of faculties of law in five Palestinian universities to defend freedom of expression. The results will be announced on 2 November. For more information, please contact Hala Tannous

Spain

Día internacional para poner fin a la impunidad de los crímenes contra periodistas
Madrid Press Association, Claudio Coello, 98. 28006 Madrid, Spain

8 November 2018 - University of Málaga will be commemorating IDEI at the Madrid Press Association, at noon on 8 November. Speakers will include representatives from UNESCO, the Madrid Press Association, and participants from academia and law. For more information, please contact Ruth de Frutos

United Kingdom of Great Britain

Attack on the Fourth Estate: The Killing and Imprisonment of Journalists
London, United Kingdom

26 October 2018 – The Frontline Club, London's leading forum and venue for the discussion of journalism, is hosting a talk at 7:00 p.m. on the targeting of journalists worldwide, discussing the trend of more deliberate attacks, slow investigations, and rampant impunity. This gathering will discuss journalists killed in 2018 as well as those still in prison. Speakers include former Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, Reporters without Borders’ UK bureau director Rebecca Vincent, and journalist and documentary filmmaker Safa Al Ahmad. For more information, please contact Vaughan Smith
 

International Journalism Week: event on combatting impunity
University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom of Great Britain

8 November 2018 - During University of Sheffield’s International Journalism Week, CFOM is planning a public event focusing on ways to combat impunity. For more information, please contact William Horsley or Emma Heywood

United States of America

Screening of Greg Campbell’s documentary film “HONDROS” about award-winning photojournalist Chris Hondros
New York, United States

UNESCO, the Permanent Mission of Greece to the UN, together with the New York Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists, are holding an interactive discussion and screening of “HONDROS”, Greg Campbell’s documentary film about award-winning journalist photographer Chris Hondros, tragically killed in Libya. The event will take place at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, 2 November from 1:00 to 2:50 PM. For more information, please contact Ricardo de Guimarães  

United Republic of Tanzania

Commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists in Tanzania
Arusha, Tanzania

2 November 2018 - UNESCO’s regional office in Nairobi is organizing an event to take stock of the progress of the establishment of National Mechanisms for the safety of Journalists in the region, as part of the implementation of the Nairobi Declaration (2017) and to build strategic partnerships and dialogue with the East African Judiciaries on safety of journalists. Participants will review progress and challenges and discuss regional approaches to dealing with the recent upsurge in attacks against journalists in the region and discuss the feasibility of building regional solidarity networks. For more information, please contact John Bosco Mayiga 

Zimbabwe

Annual Media Stakeholders Conference
38 Harvey Brown, Milton Park, Harare, Zimbabwe

The Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ), a network of nine media support and professional organisations, will host this two-day event, whose main objective is to reflect on the state of the media sector in the country and to facilitate policy dialogues that contribute to the realisation of citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed rights to free expression, access to information and media freedom. For more information, please contact Nigel Nyamutumbu