In the face of such challenges, this new volume in the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series offers a critical analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists. With a special focus on gender equality in the media, the report provides a global perspective that serves as an essential resource for UNESCO Member States, international organizations, civil society groups, academia and individuals seeking to understand the changing global media landscape.
Presentation of World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development:
Global Report 2017/2018
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Monday, 6 November 2017
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
This event, held alongside the CI Commission of the General Conference, will feature a presentation of the main findings of the Report and a panel of experts to provide unique insight into specific trends. The session aims to highlight the Report’s findings to Member States as part of UNESCO’s continued efforts to promote and defend freedom of expression.
Ms Alice Bah Kuhnke,Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy
Mr Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary-General of the European Action Service
Mr Frank La Rue, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information
Presentation of Key Findings:
Mr Guy Berger, Director of UNESCO's Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Moderator: Ms Chadia Khedhir, Editor-in-chief of cultural news, Watania2
Mr Marius Dragomir, Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society, Central European University
Ms Zoe Titus, Strategic Coordinator, Namibia Media Trust
Mr Carlos Lauria, Head of Free and Safe Journalism, Open Society Foundation
Ms Sylvie Coudray, Chief of Section of UNESCO's Division of Freedom of Expression