Celebration of World Press Fredom Day 2016 in Palestine

When, local time: 
Monday, 9 May 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Palestine, Ramallah
Type of Event: 
Hala Tannous (Email: h.tannous@unesco.org - Tel.: +972599252814)

UNESCO in partnership with OHCHR will jointly hold the national celebration for the World Press Freedom Day 2016 (hereafter referred to as WPFD 2016) in Palestine, which falls under UNESCO's NetMed Project work plan. The global theme for WPFD2016 is “Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms, This Is Your Right!”.
The celebration is organized in cooperation with Ashtar Theatre and will consist in:

- a sketch: the production of a short theatre play of approx. 15-20 minutes on the WPFD 2016 theme and sub themes - the Right to Information, Human Rights, and the Safety of Journalists.

- followed by a discussion where special emphasis will be placed on the right to access information, given the overarching theme of this year’s WPFD as well as the recent developments in Palestine regarding the adoption of a right to information law.