World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Launches and events

UNESCO Headquarters

Brief description:
The key findings of the UNESCO World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Global Report 2017/2018 were presented alongside the Communication and Information Commission of the 39th session of the General Conference.
Date and Time:
6 November 2017
Venue:
UNESCO Headquarters
Media contact:
Oscar Castellanos, Associate Communications Officer. e-mail: o.castellanos@unesco.org

Switzerland

Brief description:
UNESCO brought together media experts and civil society organizations to discuss recent developments in freedom of expression and media development worldwide, particularly emerging digital trends, such as the rise in internet shutdowns, the impact of algorithms on diversity of content, and the production, circulation and responses to so-called ‘fake news’ (misinformation or disinformation).
Date and Time:
21 December 2017 
Venue:
Internet Governance Forum 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
Media contact:
Rachel Pollack, Associate Programme Specialist, e-mail: r.pollack@unesco.org

Palestine

Brief description:
The launch was hosted by An-Najah University in Nablus, in cooperation with Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and the UNESCO Ramallah Office. It received high attendance, with about 300 participants, including representatives of different civil society organizations, universities and ministries as well as university students.
Date and Time:
6 February 2018 - 12:00 PM
Venue:
An-Najah University, Nablus, Palestine
Media contact:
Majd Beltaji, Public Information Officer ,UNESCO Ramallah Office. e-mail: m.beltaji@unesco.org

Pakistan

Brief description:
The event "World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: A Pakistani Perspective on UNESCO Report" was co-organized by the University's Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and by the Journalism and Media International Center (JMIC) at the Oslo Metropolitan University.
Date and Time:
27 Febrauryr 2018
Venue:
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Media contact:
Camila Ferro, UNESCO Office in Islamabad. e-mail: c.ferro@unesco.org
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Uganda

Brief description:
The event was co-organised by Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, OsloMet, Norwegian National Commission of UNESCO, Makerere University and UNESCO. 
Date and Time:
14 March 2018
Venue:
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Media contact:
Lydia Gachungi, UNESCO Office in Nairobi. e-mail: l.gachungi@unesco.org

Kazakhstan

Brief description:
The event was co-organised by the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communications of the AL-Farabi Kazakh National University and UNESCO.
Date and Time:
10 April 2018
Venue:
Forum of Universities Alma-Mater of the Journalism, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Media contact:
Sergey Krapov UNESCO Office in Almaty e-mail: s.krapov@unesco.org

United Kingdom of Great Britain

Brief description:
The event was organized by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy of the University of Oxford & Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. Speakers included: Omar Al-Ghazzi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics; Monroe Price, Director of the Center for Global communicatiosn Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Nicole Stremlau, Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford.
Date and Time:
11 April 2018
Venue:
Manor Road Building Lecture Theatre, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Media contact:
Oscar Castellanos, Associate Communications Officer. e-mail: o.castellanos@unesco.org

South Africa

Brief description:
The event was organized by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy of the University of Oxford, under the Africa rounds of the Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court competition. Faculty and students from universities from across the continent, among them from Liberia, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania were present. 
Date and Time:
8 February 2018 
Venue:
University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Media contact:
Oscar Castellanos, Associate Communications Officer, e-mail: o.castellanos@unesco.org
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