LONDON, United Kingdom – The UK and Canadian governments are co-hosting the Global Conference for Media Freedom on July 10-11.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office mounts this event as a major milestone in its campaign to protect journalists doing their job, and to promote the benefits of a free media worldwide.
This event brings together over 1,000 guests, including government ministers and officials, the diplomatic community, international agencies, journalists, civil society, and academics.
It will examine the challenges facing press and media freedom and the opportunities that can be created for a safer environment for journalists.
The conference will see countries and organizations coming together to take action to defend media freedom.
Session: Transforming Media Development
Moderator: Julie Posetti
Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Panel: Mira Milosevic
Director, Global Forum for Media Development
Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State International Development
Director, Luminate (Omidyar Foundation)
Vice Provost, East Africa for Aga Khan University
Executive Director, ARTICLE 19
Founding Editor, The Namibian
Debate on media independence
Moderator: Nishant Lalwani
Director, Luminate (The Omidyar Group)
Panel: Nienke Venema
Director, Stichting Demacratie en Media
Chief Executive, Rappler, Philippines
International Partnership for Information and Democracy
H.E. Francois Croquette
French Ambassador for Human Rights
Sec-Gen, Reporters Without Borders (France)
CEO, Rappler (Philippines)
Dr. Shirin Ebadi
Nobel Laureate, Founder of Defenders of Human Rights Centre (Iran)
Founder of Ethical Journalism Network
H.E. Renatas Norkus
Ambassador of Lithuania to the UK
Special Envoy on Information Security Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia