World Press Freedom Day 2018 - Registration



Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law

Accra, Ghana, 2-3 May 2018

In 2018, UNESCO will lead the 25thcelebration of World Press Freedom Day. The main event will take place in Accra, Ghana on 2 – 3 May. This year’s global theme is ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’, and will cover issues of media and the transparency of the political process, the independence and media literacy of the judicial system, and the accountability of state institutions towards the public. The Day will also examine contemporary challenges of ensuring press freedom online. The main events, including the Academic Conference and Policy Lab, of World Press Freedom Day 2018 will be held at the Kempinski Hotel. You can consult more information about the venue at their website. (External link)

The following documents for World Press Freedom Day 2018 are available at the links: Provisional Agenda WPFD 2018 and Concept Note WPFD 2018.

REGISTRATION FORM

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
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PARTICIPATION

Please indicate the events you will attend. For more information, please visit our website at https://en.unesco.org/wpfd

Pre-Event
Pre-events may be organized by different partners focusing on themes related to press freedom and the safety of journalists. Please indicate here your interest in attending such events should they be confirmed.
Main Event - World Press Freedom Day 2018 (2-3 May 2018)
For more information on this event, please visit our web page at https://en.unesco.org/news/world-press-freedom-day-2018-academic-conference-call-papers
Participation in this event is subject to availability of space.
The confirmation of participation in the Policy Lab is subject to a selection process. For more information, please visit this web page: https://en.unesco.org/news/world-press-freedom-day-2018-academic-conference-call-papers
Additional event (Friday 4 May 2018)
Approx. cost: 170 USD, to be paid by participant. Fore more information, please read this document: https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/wpfd2018_tour_package.pdf
VISA

PLEASE NOTE THAT PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR VISA APPLICATION AND VISA FEES. Exempted from visas / visa fees are participants from: - All ECOWAS Countries - Zimbabwe - Tanzania - Uganda - Rwanda - Holders of service Or diplomatic Passports

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

PLEASE NOTE THAT VISITORS TO GHANA ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A VALID INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF YELLOW FEVER AT THE POINT OF ENTRY.