Press Forum on the Safety of Journalists in Uganda

When :

from Friday 3 May, 2013
to Saturday 4 May, 2013

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

Hotel Kakanyero, Gulu, P P.O. Box 650, Gulu, lot 13-17, Bank Lane, Gulu, Uganda

Contact :

Peter Olowo, Programme Officer, Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (Email, Tel: +256 77 2601877)

This event comes as part of UNESCO continuing activities building capacities of journalists to promote press freedom and safety of journalists in the region. The following topics will be discussed during the forum: Opportunities and threats to the UN Plan of Action in Uganda; how threats to press freedom differ from one region to another within the country; strategies to improve safety of journalists and media workers; preventive mechanisms to prevent journalists from being harmed; and, adoption and respect for international standards for safety of journalists and combating impunity.

Partners in the event are Uganda Human Rights Commission, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR), Uganda Police Force, and Northern Uganda Media Club.