The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) have recently launched the 2019 edition of their annual World Press Trends report, outlining the range of challenges currently faced by news publishers and media organisations internationally.
As part of GFMD’s ongoing member-only webinar series, Anna Rohleder of Sourcefabric, presented a webinar titled “Circumventing censorship in the Balkans, Caucasus, and beyond with web-based technology”.
The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) recently launched a new Comprehensive Methodology on the Right of Information Implementation Assessment during the Paris Peace Forum, held on November 13th, 2019.
On November 14th, Anna Rohleder of Sourcefabric, will host the third webinar of GFMD’s member-only series, entitled “Circumventing censorship in the Balkans, Caucasus, and beyond with web-based technology”.
For the second session of GFMD’s members-only webinar series, Pierre François Docquir of ARTICLE 19, presented their ongoing initiative to develop Social Media Councils for the moderation of online platforms.
The Globe International Centre joined in the commemoration of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, setting forward a series of recommendations for the Mongolian Government to protect the fundamental right to freedom of expression
In October, The Globe International Center participated in a consultation meeting to discus the principal issues of social media in Mongolia and present the results of a study that focused on four media organisations’ self-regulation schemes across Asia, American, and Europe.
Ahead of Mongolia’s next Universal Periodic Review cycle scheduled for May 2020, the Globe International Center (GIC) submitted its report to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on October the 3rd, 2019. The report was developed by Human Rights NGOs Forum.
On September 5-6, 2019, The Globe International Centre organized a training programme for Journalists and academics from the University of Journalism on “Using the Right to Information and Reporting on SDG Indicator 16.10.2”.
As part of ongoing efforts to facilitate active communication of the valuable work being conducted within the GFMD network, GFMD is establishing a series of members-only webinars to highlight the work being carried out by members, starting on October 17th, 2019.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) have launched episode three of their media freedom podcast, The Back Story.
The GIC is participating in the preparation of the UPR to be presented in the third cycle of this year. Their recommendations are based on the conclusions reached by several meetings and gatherings that integrated the views of professionals and relevant actors.
GFMD member Globe International Center celebrated their twentieth anniversary on July 5th, 2019. The event celebrated all of the work carried out by the organisation over the last twenty years and brought together representatives from private and public authorities, NGOs, and other international organisations.
GFMD, alongside nineteen other press freedom and media development organisations have co-signed a letter to new European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen to prioritise press freedom, access to information, and journalist safety during her term.
GFMD, in collaboration with Deutsche Welle Akademie and Free Press Unlimited, in consultation with the Centre for Law and Democracy and Africa Freedom of Information Centre are pleased to announce the release of the “Road to 2030: Access to Information in the driver’s seat”.
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.