GFMD is delighted to partner with BBC Media Action and a consortium of other media development organisations in the new “Protecting Independent Media for Effective Development” (PRIMED) project, alongside eight other media development organisations.
Mongolia’s Globe International Center and UNESCO’s Mongolian National Commission co-organized an event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day in the Open Society Forum in Ulaanbaatar, 2 May 2019.
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”.
On March 21st a side-event was organized during the Commission on the Status of Women in New York by GFMD, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited, International Media Support (IMS), Internews, IREX, and the Media Diversity Institute (MDI).
On 21 March 2019, GFMD will co-host a media development panel as part of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) NGO Forum. The event titled, ‘Does the online space allow women in media to challenge stereotypes and misrepresentation?’ will explore the ways in which women are harnessing online spaces.
In February 2019, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), announced the launch of its own Press Freedom Index. GFMD spoke to Mousa Rimawi, MADA’s Director General to further understand the significance of this index.
According to UNESCO, 82 journalists and media workers have been killed globally in 2018 to date. On average, 90% of crimes against journalists go unpunished.
On July 24, GFMD was formally granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). UN consultative status gives access to GFMD and its member organisations to UN processes, cooperation and funding at the local, regional, and global levels.
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.
The call is directed at the European Commission suggesting that in addition to condemning the recent killings of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and Daphne Caruana Galizia and calling upon authorities to address them on the national level the Commission should come up with better ways to protect journalists and journalism on the EU level.
2017 was marked by a number of relevant new as well as ongoing developments to the global media landscape. From fake news and content policy, to the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) and the growth of cryptocurrencies, new issues are constantly emerging that challenge existing thought and practice.