Save the date: 10 & 11 May. Session on Media Development & Post 2015 at the MFD 2014 in Jordan


Dear GFMD members and friends,

The Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) and the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDJF) would like to invite you to take part in the third edition of the Arab Free Media Defenders Forum 10-11 May in Amman Jordan and the side events prior to the forum starting on 8 May.

On 11 May, the GFMD and the CDJF co-organise one session called “Post-2015 UN strategy to integrate media freedom into development”. This session is aimed to create awareness of the role of media into the Post 2015 agenda for development; to present case studies on the role of media in ensuring good governance in MENA region and to discuss international and local efforts to push for a good governance goal in the SDGs media independency, media freedom, access to information, freedom of expression in the Post 2015 Global Development agenda.

The Arab Free Media Defenders Forum gather Arab Media professionals from the entire MENA region defending freedom of speech. The theme of this edition “Media Independence between Pluralism and Political Polarization after Arab Spring Transitions"would be a great opportunity to exchange views, field ideas for improvement and work on coordination, effectiveness and impact about unresolved problems in the Arab region such as safety, security and protection of Freedom of Speech and independent media.

We hope to welcome you to the event.

More information and registration

Media Defenders Forum Agenda: 3rd_MFD_2014_Agenda.pdf