Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) launched their 2019 Corporate Accountability Index. It was found that most companies have taken steps to improve, but they have a long way to go before the Internet supports and sustains human rights for everyone.
GFMD has been invited to participate in a working session to advise RSF on their Forum on Information and Democracy, which will be held in Geneva on 5 June 2019.
GFMD and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) are co-organising various workshops related to journalism and news media in the digital age on day 2 of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)
In early April, GFMD received confirmation from the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat that our new Dynamic Coalition focusing on the sustainability of journalism and news media (DC-Sustainability) was approved.
GFMD both contributed to and endorsed a civil society statement in response to the Christchurch Call, and also had the opportunity to meet with PM Ardern on 14 May to voice concerns and offer perspective from the media development community.
As part of our continued advocacy on media sustainability, digital markets, and business models, GFMD is co-organising a workshop at RightsCon Tunis with the U.S.-based advocacy organisation Free Press. The session will address the wider impact of the digital economy on democratic societies.
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”.
Mongolia’s Constitution guarantees its citizens the freedom of opinion and expression and the right to information and to publish. In 2011 the Law on Information Transparency and the Right to Information (LITRI) was adopted following consistent lobbying from civil society.
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).
From 26-27 March, GFMD participated in a gathering of local and national governments along with civil society actors in Tunis. The Technical Consultation was an opportunity to focus on the key messages related to the Inclusive Institutions dimension of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16).
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.
International Women’s Day is not just a day to celebrate women’s rights; it’s an important chance to reflect on whether we, the media industry, are doing enough to promote gender balance. That’s why, for the first time, WAN-IFRA is not just supporting awareness campaigns; we’ve launched one of our own.
This International Women’s Day 2019, GFMD members are calling upon media leaders around the globe to stand up and protect the rights of women journalists. Media must hire a diverse workforce and adopt gender equality policies in order to stand by women journalists and produce stories that are relevant to all groups in society.
On March 4th and 5th, Global Focus held an international conference titled “Claiming Civic Space Together – Joint strategies to ensure development and humanitarian action” in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism) with the support of Google News Lab, launched the survey “Women in Brazilian Journalism,” to understand the limits that the gender issues imposed on the performance of their professions.
في فبراير 2019 ، أعلن المركز الفلسطيني للتنمية والحريات الإعلامية عن إطلاق مؤشر حرية الصحافة الخاص به. تحدثت شبكتنا مع موسى الريماوي ، المدير العام لشبكة مدى لفهم أهمية هذا المؤشر.
Through its dedication to supporting independent journalism and broad public access to information, GFMD has committed to enhance the reporting process of Right to Information (RTI) laws as well as to assess the extent to which these laws are being enforced by public bodies in certain countries.
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.
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This guide aims to inform the overall process pursued by a committed state toward realising these SDGs.