On Friday November 15th, GFMD and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) will hold a roundtable discussion on issues of European advocacy from 10:00 to 12:00 CET at EFJ’s office in Brussels.
During a meeting in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on 21 – 24 October 2019, the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) agreed to upgrade the status of the Indicator SDG 16.10.2 to Tier I.
ICFJ has launched its 2019 survey the State of Technology in Global Newsrooms, based on responses from more than 4,100 newsroom managers and journalists from 149 countries.
Funders can–and must–do more to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism. Democracy Fund’s latest report takes a deeper dive into the data and explores concrete solutions.
This new report, from DW Akademie, helps funders, donors, and investors understand the field and the many ways in which they can support it.
An official proclamation from the UN General Assembly has marked September 28th as the International Day for Universal Access to Information.
On this International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) on September 27, 2019, the Open Talks aimed towards raising awareness and reinforcing social dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.10.2 to ensure public access to information.
GFMD, along with over fifty other civil society organisations, signed an open letter to Facebook in support of their plans to increase end-to-end security across its services and products.
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.
On the 28th of September, the International Day for Universal Access to Information will be celebrated worldwide, following the theme of “Leaving no one behind!”.
On July 19th at the 2019 UN High-Level Segment held at the United Nations HQ, GFMD, represented by Owais Aslam, Secretary General of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and member of the GFMD Steering Committee, delivered an oral statement.
The Access to Information (ATI) guide is intended to help journalists to use their fundamental right of access to public information. Through four steps, the resource seeks to concretely guide journalists as they are requesting information from a public authority.
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.
Under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is taking place from the 9th until the 18th of July 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
From July 10th to 11th 2019, GFMD will attend the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London, co-hosted by the UK and Canadian Govenments. The conference is part of an international campaign to raise awareness of the importance of international press freedom, and also to increase the consequences faced by those who try to restrict it.
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.
GFMD will be represented by Advocacy and Engagement Manager, Michael Oghia at a session titled “Impact of Digital Development on Media Pluralism” at the 21st Regional Central Asia Media Conference, titled “Media Freedom and Pluralism in times of Digital Transformation” will be held this year in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from July 17th to 18th.
On 9 July, 33 press freedom and media development organisations met in London in advance of the Global Media Freedom Conference to call on all participating States to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international standards.
GFMD member Abraji hosted its 14th International Congress of Investigative Journalism in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from June 27th to 29th. Held annually since 2005, the Congress is the largest gathering of journalists in Latin America and this year’s event attracted 1200 attendees.
Together, with the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), GFMD have conducted an assessment of the implementation of Access To Information (ATI) laws (SDG 16.10.2) in Pakistan.