World Press Freedom Day 2018

Programme

Wed, 2 May
8:30 to 18:30

Registration (for all participants)

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9:45 to 10:30

World Press Freedom Day Opening Ceremony

Venue: Adlon Ballroom (French interpretation provided)

 

10:30 to 12:00

Plenary 1

Media Under Fire: What Are the New Challenges to Press Freedom 27 Years After the Windhoek Declaration?
Organizer: UNESCO | Venue: Adlon Ballroom (French interpretation provided)

12:00 to 13:30

Informal Meeting of Donors

Organizer: SIDA | Venue: Room tbc

 

13:30 to 15:00

Parallel Session 1

Covering Elections and Electoral Campaigns: Old And New Challenges in Times of Media Disinformation
Organizer: ICFJ | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 1 |  Format: Panel discussion

 

13:30 to 15:00

Parallel Session 2

Joint Session Special Rapporteurs
Organizer: ARTICLE 19 | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 2 | Format: Panel discussion

13:30 to 15:00

Parallel Session 3

Joint Launch of the UNESCO Report on “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development” and the UNESCO Global Report “Re|Shaping Cultural Policies” 
Organizer: UNESCO | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 3 | Format: Panel discussion (French Interpretation provided)

 

 

13:30 to 15:00

Academic Conference - Panel A

Digital Media and Journalists’ Safety 
Organizer: University of Ghana, UNESCO, University of Sheffield, University of Malaga | Venue: Stafford

 

15:30 to 17:00

Parallel Session 4

Debate: Does Online Speech Need Regulation or Self-Regulation?

Organizer: DW Akademie | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 2| Format: Debate of two teams

15:30 to 17:00

Parallel Session 5

Right to Information: How Can Freedom of Information Laws Contribute to Sustainable Development in Africa?
Organizer: World Bank, EU, AFIC | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 3 | Format: Panel discussion (French interpretation provided)

 

15:30 to 17:00

Parallel Session 6

Artistic Freedom in the Digital Age
Organizer: UNESCO | Venue: Siam | Format: Panel discussion

 

15:30 to 17:00

Academic Conference - Panel B

Non-State Actors and Journalists' Safety
Organizer: University of Ghana, UNESCO, University of Sheffield, University of Malaga | Venue: Stafford

 

17:00 to 18:30

Parallel Session 7

Flourishing Societies and the Role of Press Freedom

Organizer: CIMA/EJC/Project Syndicate | Venue: Stafford | Format: Panel discussion

 

18:30 to 22:00

UNESCO / Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony and Gala Dinner

Venue: Adlon Ballroom (by invitation only)

 

Thu, 3 May
8:00 to 18:00

Registration (for all participants)

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9:00 to 10:30

Plenary Session 2

Focus on Investigative Journalism : Uncovering Corruption and Political Malpractice
Organizer: UNESCO | Venue: Adlon Ballroom (French interpretation provided)

9:15 to 10:30

Academic Conference - Panel C

Gender, Sexuality, Religion, Conflict and Other Sensitive Issues 
Organizer: University of Ghana, UNESCO, University of Sheffield, University of Malaga | Venue: Siam 

 

11:15 to 12:45

Parallel Session 9

Investigative Journalism: Ethics and Risk Mitigation 
Organizer: IFJ | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 2  | Format: Storytelling followed by debate

 

11:15 to 12:45

Parallel Session 10

National Mechanisms for the Safety of Journalists in Africa

Organizer: UNESCO, IMS | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 3 | Format: Round table (French interpretation provided)

11:15 to 12:45

Parallel Session 8

Internet Shutdowns and Service Restrictions - New Tools in Restricting the Free Flow of Information?

Organizer: Access Now | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 1 | Format: Panel discussion 

 

11:15 to 12:45

Parallel Session 11

Defining Internet Universality Indicators: a Step Towards Internet Development and Policy Improvements

Organizer: UNESCO | Venue: Stafford  | Format: Panel discussion

 

12:45 to 14:15

Closed Meeting

JSRN Lunch Meeting

Organizer: CFOM (University of Sheffield)
Venue: Kempinski Restaurant
Format: Closed Meeting

 

12:45 to 14:15

Parallel Session 12 (Lunch session - by invitation only)

Fighting Fakes - the Nordic Way

Organizer: Nordic Council | Venue: Siam | Format: Lunch Roundtable (by invitation only)

 

13:00 to 14:00

Film Screening

Courage - Journalism is not a crime

Organizer: IMS | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 3 | Format: Film screening 

 

14:15 to 15:45

Parallel Session 13

Sexual and Gender-based Harassment in the Media Industry

Organizer: IWMF | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 1 | Format: Storytelling, followed by a moderated discussion

 

14:15 to 15:45

Parallel Session 14

International Media Organizations: Ensuring effective safety protocols for journalists

Organizer: Al Jazeera  | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 2 | Format: Round table

14:15 to 15:45

Parallel Session 15

Ensuring the Rule of Law and fighting impunity: What role for the judiciary in enhancing freedom of expression in Africa?

Organizer: UNESCO | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 3 | Format: Panel discussion (French Interpretation provided)

14:15 to 17:45

Policy Lab (closed session)

National mechanisms for prevention, protection against and prosecution of violence against journalists: emerging models and their effectiveness

Organizer: UNESCO, GDN, University of Ghana | Venue: Stafford | Format: Policy Lab

 

16:15 to 17:45

Parallel session 18

Promoting Journalists’ Safety and Countering Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in Africa

Organizer: MFWA | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 3 | Format: Panel discussion (French interpretation provided)

 

16:15 to 17:45

Film Screening ‘City of Ghosts’

Film Screening ‘City of Ghosts’ 

Venue: Siam | Format: Film screening

 

16:15 to 17:45

Parallel Session 16

Changing the Gaze: Repositioning Africa through Press Photography and Videography

Organizer: World Press Photo | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 1 | Format: Panel discussion 

 

16:15 to 17:45

Parallel Session 17

New Threats to Journalism: Artificial Intelligence, Bots, Trolls

Organizer: RSF | Venue: Adlon Ballroom 2 | Format: Storytelling followed by a panel discussion

 

18:30 to 19:30

Closing Session

Adoption of the Accra Declaration 

Venue: Adlon Ballroom

 

20:00 to 22:00

Closing Dinner

Closing Dinner offered by Al Jazeera

Venue: Mövenpick Hotel Restaurant (by invitation only)

Closing remarks by Tirso Dos Santos, Head of Office and Representative, UNESCO Accra