For its 26th instalment, World Press Freedom Day has been co-organised by UNESCO, The African Union Commission, and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. This year’s theme is: “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”.
Given the reality of today’s online environment and what it means for conveying accurate, high-quality information, it is important to address underlying mechanisms that have enabled the manipulation of online information spaces. By also addressing how information is created and disseminated from a market viewpoint, not simply a content viewpoint, it paints a more holistic picture of the challenges faced in keeping a citizenry informed.
The members of GFMD’s Women in Media working group have joined forces to organise an event on the fringes of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in March 2019.
We’re excited to announce the soft launch of our new website interface. This is the beta phase of developing a better tool for our community, and for collaborating and sharing relevant information, events, opportunities, and other resources.
On 27 March the EU Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs adopted the Report on media pluralism and media freedom in the EU. The report includes a motion for a European Parliament Resolution, which focuses on the relationship between media pluralism, freedom of expression and democracy in the digital age.