Launched in 2017 by the European Commission, the EU – Western Balkans Media Days aim to ensure that media freedom remains a priority while tackling the complexity of pressing political, economic and social issues the region experience at present.
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.
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.
10-11 July 2019 – London
The Global Conference on Media Freedom will take place in London from July 10th to 11th. Global leaders, representatives from the media industry, journalists, civil society and academia will gather to attend interactive panel discussions. It is part of an international campaign to shine a global spotlight on media freedom and increase the cost to those that are attempting to restrict it.
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 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.
4-6 June 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland
Join the International Press Institute for the 2019 World Congress Event in Geneva, Switzerland. The World Congress two-day conference will discuss issues relating to media freedom and quality journalism, gathering more than 300 leading media professionals each year.
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.
2-3 May 2019 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
On 3 May 2019, UNESCO will celebrate the 26th edition of World Press Freedom Day in almost 100 countries. This year’s theme is “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation.”
31 January – 1 February – Berlin, Germany
The ECPMF will hold its event “UNCOVERED” in Berlin, Germany. The conference will explore digital self-defence, and give you to the opportunity to network with practitioners and politicians, learning about the impressive investigations of the IJ4EU grantees.
Deadline: 15 February 2019
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking nominations for its UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019 which is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia), the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland) and the Namibia Media Trust (Namibia).
Given the reality of today’s online environment and what it means for conveying accurate, high-quality information, it is important to address underlying mechanisms that have enabled the manipulation of online information spaces. By also addressing how information is created and disseminated from a market viewpoint, not simply a content viewpoint, it paints a more holistic picture of the challenges faced in keeping a citizenry informed.
2 November – The Hague, Netherlands
Free Press Unlimited will host “Free Press Live – Stand up for journalists and justice” during the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. International journalists, legislators and policy makers will discuss the escalating violence against journalists and its consequences.
8-9 October – Bogota, Colombia
FLIP will host an international meeting focusing on strategies for post-conflict freedom of expression support in Colombia on 8-9 October in Bogota.
4 October – Medellin, ColombiaOrganized by FNPI, the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 4 October, at 8:00 p.m. at the Medellin Botanical Garden during the Gabo Festival.
25 Sept to 27 Sept, Vienna, Austria
The Fundamental Rights Forum will explore concrete solutions to make fundamental rights a reality for everyone. It aims to unite more than 500 thought leaders from not just human rights organisations but also the arts, business and sports communities to help create a melting pot of innovative ideas.
17 Sept – 18 Sept, 2018, Skopje, Macedonia
Launched last year by the European Commission, the EU – Western Balkans Media Days aim to ensure that media freedom remains a priority while tackling the complexity of pressing political, economic and social issues the region experience at present. Moreover, the forum has reached out to the professional challenges of journalists and media: their need to adapt to a rapidly changing media environment.
The Digital Freedom Fund supports strategic litigation on digital rights in Europe that contributes to advancing human rights in the digital sphere. They offer support for litigation support, pre-litigation research, and emergency support.