World Press Freedom Day 2018


President of the Republic of Ghana
Mustapha Abdul-Hamid
Minister of Information of the Republic of Ghana
Deputy Director-General UNESCO
Nnenna Nwakanma
Senior Policy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation
Job Rabkin
Investigations Editor - Channel 4
Ferial Haffajee
Editor at Large - Huffington Post South Africa
Petra Caruana Dingli
Journalist - Sunday Times of Malta
Stephanie Busari
Africa Digital Editor - CNN
Will Fitzgibbon
Senior Reporter - International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Yaw Osafo-Maafo
Senior Minister - Republic of Ghana
Ursula G. Owusu-Ekuful
Minister of Communications of Ghana
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson
President of International - The New York Times Company
Nadia Massih
Broadcast journalist - France 24
Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Undercover investigative journalist
Kwame Karikari
Founder Media Foundation for West Africa: Dean, School of Communication Studies at the Winconson International University College
Jose Ugaz
Former ad-hoc Attorney of Peru, board member of Transparency International
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye
Head of West Africa - BBC World Service
Mostefa Souag
Acting Director-General - Al Jazeera Media Network
David Kaye
UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression
Gwen Lister
Journalist, columnist and press freedom activist
Edison Lanza
Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression - Organization of American States
Harlem Désir
Representative on Freedom of the Media - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Ambassador Salah S. Hammad
Head of the African Governance Architecture (AGA)
Ambassador of Colombia to the Republic of Ghana
Julie Reid
Researcher - University of South Africa
Grant Masterson
Senior Programme Manager - Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)
Toby Mendel
Director - Center for Law and Democracy
Henry Maina
Regional Director Eastern Africa, ARTICLE19
Andrew Heslop
Director - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
Paula Slier
Middle East Bureau Chief, Russia Today
El Hadji Abdoulaye Seye
Founder of AICA (Agence d’Information et de Communication Africaine)
Dapo Olorunyomi
Editor Chief - Premium Times Limited
Laeila Adjovi
Photographer and visual artist
Sylvie Coudray
Chief of Section for Freedom of Expression - UNESCO
Sophie Busson
Head of Advocacy - Reporters Without Borders
Sulemana Braimah
Executive Director - Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)
Rosiland Jordan
Correspondent on US State and Defence Departments, Al Jazeera
Jérôme Traoré
President - ECOWAS Court of Justice
Constance Bommelaer de Leusse
Senior Director - Global Internet Policy and International Organizations
Karin Karlekar
Director - PEN America’s free expression at risk programme and Council member - IFEX
Dhikra Sarsam
Founding member - Burj Babel for Media Development Organization
Roland Affail Monney
President of the Ghana Journalists Association and Director of Radio at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.
Adriana Hurtado Cortés
President - Federation of Colombian Journalists
Jeremy Dear
Deputy General Secretary - International Federation of Journalists.
Lydia Gachungi
Regional Expert for Safety of Journalists and Media Development - UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa
Erick Oduor
Secretary General - Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ)
Citra Dyah Prastuti
Chief editor - KBR
Firas Alnosh
Founder and trainer - Free Journalism Academy
Hussam Eesa
Public Relations Manager - Raqqa is being slaughtered silently
Tsedale Lemma
Member of the International Advisory Board of the Bandung Journal of the Global South
Tuverekwevyo Muhindo Wundi Tuver
Senior Correspondent - Journaliste en Danger (JED)
Moses Magoola
Programme Manager - Human Rights Network for Journalists
Vivian Affoah
Senior Programme Officer for Freedom of Expression - Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)
Zoe Titus
Strategic Coordinator - Namibia Media Trust (NMT)
Michelle Ferrier
Associate Professor - E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University
Samantha Bradshaw
Angelina Huynh
Advocacy Director - Viet Tan
Alberto Escorcia
Mexican human rights defender and internet activist
Sarah Waiswa
Nii Obodai
Nana Kofi Acquah
Justice William Atuguba
Justice in the Supreme Court of Ghana
Anneke Meerkotter
Litigation Director - Southern Africa Litigation Centre
Lucy Freeman
Chief Executive Office - Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)
Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza
Justice in the Supreme Court of Uganda
Lamia Radi
War correspondent
Stella Paul
Independent multimedia journalist
Louise Carol Serwaa Donkor
Founding Director - Aya Institute for Women, Politics and Media
Rana Ayyub
Journalist and Writer
Nadine Hoffman
Deputy Director - IWMF
Babatunde Okunoye
Research Officer - Paradigm Initiative
Moctar Yedaly
Head Information Society Division - African Union
Juliet Nanfuka
Journalist - CIPESA
Kwami Ahiabenu, II
Founder and Oresident - Penplusbyte
Victor Bwire
Programmes Manager - Media Council of Kenya
Robert Shaw
Manager - International Media Support
Nasrin Mohamed Ibrahim
Journalist and Activist
Muheeb Saeed
Programme Officer - MFWA
Jonathan Bock
Coordinator of the Freedom of Expression Studies Center - Foundation for Freedom of the Press,
Roukaya Kaysanally
CEO - African Media Initiative (AMI)
Boubacar Diallo
Nigerian Journalist
Ayaa Irene P. Lokang
Media Development Officer - Association for Media Development in South Sudan
Corinna Zarek
Senior Tech Policy Fellow - Mozilla Foundation
Kwaku Sakyi Addo
Chairman - Ghanaian National Communications Authority
Alp Toker
Founder - Turkey Blocks
Julie Owono
Executive Director - Internet Without Borders
Serge Daho
Researcher - PROTÉGÉ-OV
Melody Patry
Advocacy Director - Access Now
Dareen Abughaida
News-anchor - Al Jazeera English
Stanley Mutumba Simataa
Minister of Information and Communication Technology in Namibia
Ndey Tapha Sosseh
Advisor to the Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure - Gambia
Nanjala Nyabola
Writer and Political Analyst
Carl Manlan
Chief Operating Officer - Ecobank Foundation
Jeffrey Sachs
Director - Columbia University Center for Sustainable Development
Helen Darbishire
Founder - Access Info Europe
George Sarpong
Executive Secretary - Ghana National Media Commission
Barbora Bukovska
Senior Director for Law and Policy - ARTICLE 19
Guy Berger
Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development - UNESCO
Danielle CLICHE
Chief of Section for Diversity of Cultural Expressions - UNESCO
Gilbert Sendugwa
Executive Director - Africa Freedom of Information Centre
Jean-François Furnémont
Expert for Canal France International
Binyavanga Wainaina
Kenyan writer
Edetaen Ojo
Executive Director of Media Rights Agenda in Nigeria
Anna Bossman
Ambassador of Ghana to France
Lars Boering
Managing Director - World Press Photo
Daniel Blank
Country Representative Ghana, Deutsche Welle Akademie
Khashkhuu Naranjargal
President of Globe International Center
Cherilyn Ireton
Executive Director - World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA
Michelle Betz
Senior Media Development Consultant
Kinna Likimani
Director of Special Program - Odekro
Ruth Kronenburg
Director of Operations for Free Press Unlimited
Madieyna Bakhoum Diallo
Deputy Director - Centre for Judiciary Training in Dakar
Filippa Arvas Olsson
Senior Adviser - Swedish Ministry of Culture
Dorothy Nyambi
Executive Vice President - African Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Mark Nelson
Senior Director for National Endowment for Democracy
Ole Reitov
Founder and former Executive Director of Freemus
Hija Kamran
Head of Communications and Research, Digital Rights Foundation
Fatou Jagne
Regional Director - ARTICLE 19 West Africa
Bright Ackwerh
Satirical artist
Mina Mensah
Regional Coordinator, Africa Office - Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
Sumir Lal
Director for External and Corporate Relations - World Bank
Mira Milosevic
Executive Director - Global Forum for Media Development
Jeremiah Sam
Programmes Director - Penplusbytes
Attila Mong
Consultant - DW Akademie
Marie Ottosson
Deputy Director General - SIDA
Ojoma Ochai
Director of Arts - West Africa for British Council
Ramon Tuazon
President - Asian Institute of Journalism (AJIC) & Secretary General of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC)
Sara Whyatt
Campaigner and Researcher
Bernard Avle
Broadcast Journalist
Catherine Gicheru
Knight Fellow - International Center for Journalists
Joyce Barnathan
President - International Center for Journalists
Nezar Patria
Digital Editor in Chief - The Jakarta Post