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World Press Freedom Day 2016


Interview to Neela Banerjee, Senior Reporter, InsideClimate News

We asked Neela Banerjee her opinions about the critical role of whistleblowers in doing data and investigative journalism.

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Free Speech and Access to Information: Key to Citizen Empowerment and Sustainable Development - by Gwen Lister

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration, Gwen Lister explains how knowledge and information are key to fight poverty and inequality in Africa.

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Research on Journalists’ Safety Central to Enhancing the Right to Know - by Jackie Harrison

UNESCO’s Research Conference on the Safety of Journalists takes place on May 3 & 4. Professor Harrisson from the University of Sheffield stresses the importance of academic research to advance journalism safety.

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Privacy and Data Protection Frameworks in the 21st Century- An interview to Danilo Doneda

Danilo Doneda is an independent consultant and Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. In this interview, Mr. Doneda talks about threats and current shifts to privacy and data protection legislations, while sharing insights of his work in Brazil.

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Difference Day - by Caroline Pauwels

Professor Caroline Pauwels, director of iMinds - SMIT, Studies on Media, Information & Telecommunication at the Free University of Brussels, highlights key debates taking place on Difference Day.

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Promoting a Free Press to Ensure Sustainable Development in Liberia - by K. Abdullai Kamara

K. Abdullai Kamara, president of the Press Union of Liberia, reflects on the need to understand the significance of a free press for community development and democracy in Liberia.

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World Press Freedom Day - Our Voice - by Naranjargal Khashkhuu

In preparation for the launch of the Mongolian Media Assessment Report on May 3, Naranjargal Khashkhuu, director of Globe International Center, looks at Mongolia’s media development in the past 20 years.

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Forsskål’s Mandate: 250 years of Freedom of Information - by David Goldberg

As part of UNESCO’s 2016 World Press Freedom Day activities, a side event will be held on 2 May focusing on Peter Forsskål, his work and legacy, titled Forsskål’s Mandate: 250 years of Freedom of Information.

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Media councils taking up the challenges of online journalism - by Ljiljana Zurovac

Ljiljana Zurovac, Executive Director of the Press Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina, analyses major challenges of online journalism.

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5 ways to counter hate speech in the Media through Ethics and Self-regulation - by Poni Alice JameKolok

Poni Alice JameKolok of the Equator Broadcasting Corporation puts forward five ways to counter hate speech in the Media through Ethics and Self-regulation.

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Five challenges to artistic freedom - by Ole Reitov

Ole Reitov, Executive Director of Freemuse, sums up five major challenges to artistic freedom.

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Challenges to Democracy in a Changing Media Landscape - by Henrik Huldén

Henrik Huldén, Senior Advisor and Freedom of Expression Project Manager for the Hanasaari – Hanaholmen the Swedish – Finnish Cultural Centre in Helsinki, analyses the challenges to democracy in a changing madia landscape.

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WPFD 2016 - 150 ans de la presse malagasy : Vers une vision responsable


150 ans ? C’est déjà beaucoup pour une histoire qui vient à peine de commencer, dans un pays à tradition orale. La presse, c’est l’histoire et le témoin du passé. Mais avant tout, c’est le vécu d’une société qui se veut être à la page du réel pour un avenir meilleur.

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© Finlandia Hall

Finlandia Hall

The main celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2016 will take place in the Finlandia Hall.

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