SDGs side event in the Highway Africa conference 2014

01.09.14

In the framework of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), DW Akademie is engaged in advocacy and lobbying for freedom of expression and access to information. So far very few African actors are involved in the political discussions around the UN negotiation process for a new development agenda. A substantial demand from countries in the South has a huge potential for freedom of expression and access to information to be recognized as an international development goal. Therefore, it is important to strengthen the capacity for advocacy and lobbying of the partners in the South.

DW Akademie would like to use the opportunity of the conference, where a lot of media practitioners, academics and experts come together, to host a side event on the possibilities of a more comprehensive articulation of the demand for freedom of expression and access to information as a recognized development goal. The event would be integrated into the efforts coordinated by GFMD.

When: Monday 8 September 2014 from 14:30 to 16:30

Where: Grahamstown, South Africa

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