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March 2021

MEDIA FREEDOM RAPID RESPONSE ONLINE SUMMIT 2021

17 March 2021 - 20 March 2021

Between 17th and 20th March, the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), which monitors and tracks media freedom violations, will bring together leading journalists from over 13 countries and representatives of press freedom organisations, unions and journalist bodies to discuss key threats and trends that underpin threats to media freedom across Europe.

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THRIVING DEMOCRACY – EU ACTION AND PARTNERSHIPS TO SUSTAIN DEMOCRACY

18 March 2021

In light of the global trend of democratic backsliding, increasing authoritarian tendencies and rising hybrid influencing, there is a need for continued leadership, action, and partnerships to make democracy thrive in the world. On March 18, join international leaders, civil society, and policy-makers in discussing the EU's ongoing work to support democracy against growing challenges.

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CIVIL SOCIETY POLICY FORUM

22 March 2021 - 2 April 2021

Starting on March 22 and through April 2, join the Civil Society Policy Forum which has become an integral part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring and Annual Meetings, providing an open space for Civil Society Organizations to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics.

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SUPPORTING JOURNALISM: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

25 March 2021

On March 25, join a conversation with Steve Waldman, Julia Cagé, and Edward Greenspon to discuss trends around the world to support media outlets, ranging from tax subsidies to philanthropic support by non-profits and new laws addressing inequality in bargaining power between news content producers and digital platforms.

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LUCHANDO CONTRA LOS ESTEREOTIPOS DE GÉNERO: EL PAPEL DE LOS MEDIOS Y SU CONEXIÓN CON LOS MARCOS REGULATORIOS

25 March 2021 @ 11:30 - 13:00

25 de marzo a las 11.30 am hora Argentina
El 25 de marzo, las organizaciones CFI, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited (FPU), el Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), International Media Support (IMS) y SembraMedia serán co-anfitrionas de un panel dentro del NGO CSW65 para explorar el rol de los medios en la lucha contra los estereotipos de género y de potenciar un marco regulatorio para contrarrestar su prevalencia en los medios.

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COUNTERING GENDER STEREOTYPING: MEDIA’S ROLE AND CONNECTIONS WITH REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS

25 March 2021 @ 15:30 - 17:00

On March 25th CFI, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited (FPU), GFMD, International Media Support (IMS), and Sembramedia are co-hosting a panel discussion at NGO CSW65 to explore how media can play a role in shaping perceptions around gender equality. The event will look at the impact of equal gender portrayal in media in advancing the position of women at large internationally and more specifically in their position as leaders and participation in public life.

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THE COALITION AGAINST SLAPPS IN EUROPE

26 March 2021

CASE is a coalition of NGOs from across Europe representing a range of different public watchdogs united in recognition of the threat posed to their work by Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, abusive lawsuits designed to silence critical speech. Join CASE for the launch of their new website on 26 March, 11:30am CET.

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NEWS PRODUCT ALLIANCE SUMMIT

30 March 2021 - 31 March 2021

News Product Alliance Summit will be held from 30 to 31 March 2021. It is a virtual event for news product thinkers to develop deep peer relationships, learn new skills and co-create best practices for product in the news industry.

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April 2021

THE YOUTH DIALOGUE ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE (YOUTHDIG)

1 April 2021 - 30 June 2021

The Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance (YOUthDIG) is a yearly pre-event to the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) aimed to foster active youth participation. Young people (ages 18-30) from the pan-European region with a strong interest in Internet governance, digital policy and cooperation are invited to apply to participate! 

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DRIF – DIGITAL RIGHTS AND INCLUSION FORUM

12 April 2021 - 30 April 2021

From April 12 till April 30, 12 African countries will host virtual and in-person sessions where discussions that enrich and broaden on Internet freedom and digital rights in Africa will be held. The opening ceremony will provide an opportunity to welcome the DRIF community to the multi-country digital festival hosted online and offline.

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THE NEW(S) GATEKEEPERS: SOCIAL MEDIA’S IMPACT ON JOURNALISM IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

13 April 2021

Over the past decade, social media have come to play an important role in the production, dissemination, and consumption of news. On April 13, CIMA will host an online discussion in partnership with Indiana University on how the increased dependency on social media and growing power of platforms has transformed news ecosystems in developing countries.

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#UNCOVERED CONFERENCE

14 April 2021 - 15 April 2021

Promoting cross-border investigative journalism, the #UNCOVERED conference will take place virtually on 14th and 15th April. As part of the #UNCOVERED virtual conference, the #IJ4EU Impact Award ceremony will take place at the end of the first day of the conference, 14th April.

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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM CONFERENCE 2021

29 April 2021 - 3 May 2021

3 May acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. The 2021 Global Conference is hosted by UNESCO and the Government of Namibia, taking place on 29 April - 3 May in Windhoek. The event will be a physical and digital experience combining virtual and in-presence participation.

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May 2021

MAINSTREAMING SDG16 TO REALIZE THE PRINCIPLE OF LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND

6 May 2021

The second workshop in a series of virtual learning sessions hosted by the Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network and the Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies (The Global Alliance) will focus on “Mainstreaming SDG16 to Realize the Principle of ‘Leaving No One Behind.’"

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June 2021

RIGHTSCON – WORLD’S LEADING SUMMIT ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

7 June 2021 - 11 June 2021

7-11 June 2021
In 2021, Access Now will host the 10th edition of Summit Series entirely online. RightsCon will offer a platform for thousands of participants around the world to convene, connect, and contribute to a shared agenda for the future. Join global community of technologists, policymakers, journalists, researchers, and artists, and explore opportunities to advance human rights in the digital age.

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FREELANCE JOURNALISM EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE

8 June 2021 - 10 June 2021

8-10 June 2021
On 8 - 10 June, join Freelance Journalism Empowerment Conference to gain knowledge on pitching stories successfully, collaboration and cross-border journalism, storytelling trends and audience engagement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tik-Tok, Instagram and Twitter for freelance journalists, data and mobile journalism, solutions journalism, and freelancers' best practices.

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GLOBAL MEDIA FORUM 2021

14 June 2021 - 15 June 2021

2020 was an extraordinary and challenging year, which the Global Media Forum met head-on with digital solutions. The 2021 Global Media Forum will be taking place as a hybrid event on June 14 – 15 and explore further ways to help us address such disruptions with innovation.

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NEWS IMPACT

15 June 2021

June 15 and September 23, join News Impact Summits, organised by European Journalism Centre and Google News Initiative, to learn about strategies, best practices, case studies, and apps, and more importantly to connect with the community of pioneers pushing journalism forward.

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EURODIG 2021

28 June 2021 - 30 June 2021

28-30 June 2021
The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG). First organised in 2008 by several organisations, government representatives and experts, it fosters dialogue and collaboration with the Internet community on public policy for the Internet. Culminating in an annual conference that takes place in a different European city.

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July 2021

HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2021 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ECOSOC

6 July 2021 - 15 July 2021

The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 will be held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.

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