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World Press Freedom Day 2019 - Academic Conference

Programme

Wed, 1 May
10:00 to 10:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome by

Guy Berger, Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO (click to read speech)

&

Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret, OsloMet University (Host) | Makerere University (Host)

Opening remarks by

Jonathan Munro, Head of Newsgathering, BBC

10:30 to 12:00

Panel A: The Safety of Women Journalists

RESEARCHERS:

  1. ‘ Female TV journalists defying gendered newsroom culture: A qualitative study of Pakistani Media’  - Noor Rabia (Pakistan)
  2.  ‘Online harassment against female journalists’ - Samiksha Koirala (Nepal)
  3. ‘Online threats against women journalists in Kenya: Adequacy of cyber security laws and policies’  Jacqiline Onmidu (Kenya)
  4. ‘Assessing the presence and challenges of women in the political desk in the democratic era in Nigeria’ - Yetunde Ayobolu (Nigeria)

MODERATOR:

Ruth De Frutos, Coordinator, UNESCO Chair in Media Freedom Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity at the University of Malaga.

(11:50 - 12:00) RESPONDENT PANEL A:

Silvia Chocarro, Head of Protection, Article 19

12:00 to 13:00

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

13:30 to 14:30

Panel B: Safety of Journalists in Times of Elections

RESEARCHERS:

  1.  ‘Democracy at stake: Self-censorship as a self-defence strategy for journalists’ - Gerald Walulya & Gorretti Nassanga (Uganda)
  2. ‘Online TV coverage of the first democratic municipal elections in Tunisia after the 14th January 2011’ - Nouha Belaid (Tunisia)
  3.  ‘Developing and validating a framework for promoting the safety of journalists covering electioneering campaigns and election processes’ – Gever Celestine (Nigeria).

MODERATOR: 

Professor Jackie Harrison, UNESCO Chair in Media Freedom Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity | Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) | The University of Sheffield

(14:30 - 14:40) RESPONDENT PANEL B:

Leon Willems, Director, Policy and Programmes, Free Press Unlimited

14:45 to 16:00

Panel C (part 1): Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press: Internet Shutdowns | Debunking Disinformation | Governance and Justice

RESEARCHERS:

  1. ‘Debunking disinformation’ - Sriram Arulchelvan (India)
  2.  ‘Methodological possibilities for strengthening the monitoring of indicator 16.10.1’ - Jacqueline Harrison,  Sara Torsner & Diana Maynard (UK)
  3. ‘Information retrieval in transitional societies: Risky business’ - Terje Skjerdal (Norway)

MODERATOR:

Professor William Tayeebwa, Makerere, Head of Department, Department of Journalism and Communication, Makerere University

(15:40 - 15:50) RESPONDENT PANEL C (Part 1):

Bilal Randeree, Program Director for Africa & MENA Media Development Investment Fund

16:00 to 16:15

Refreshment Break

Refreshment Break

16:15 to 17:00

Panel C (Part 2): Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press: Internet Shutdowns | Debunking Disinformation | Governance and Justice

RESEARCHERS:

  1. ‘Free and independent press in Bulgaria’ - Gergana Georgieva (UK)
  2. Trailer to 2019 General Elections: Debunking fake news and disinformation during elections in India’ - Furquan Ameen (India)

MODERATOR:

Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret,  OsloMet University

(16:50 - 17:00) RESPONDENT PANEL C (Part 2):

Margaret Sentamu, Executive Director, Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA)

17:00 to 17:30

Panel D: Challenges to the Overall Safety of Journalists

RESEARCHERS:

  1. ‘Journalists safety and perceptions in the age of online media: the case of Ethiopia’ - Nigussie Meshesha Mitike (Ethiopia)

MODERATOR:

Professor Kristin Skare Orgeret,  OsloMet University

(17:20 - 17:30) RESPONDENT PANEL D:

Margaret Sentamu, Executive Director, Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA)

17:30 to 18:00

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks by:

Professor Jackie Harrison, UNESCO Chair in Media Freedom Journalism Safety and the Issue of Impunity | Centre for Freedom of the Media (CFOM) | The University of Sheffield: ‘The route to the greater success of academic input into the international stakeholder efforts on journalism safety and the issue of impunity’