During the World Press Freedom Day Conference 2021, the Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media – a hub for the press freedom, media development, and journalism sectors to engage with Internet governance and digital policy matters – held a workshop to strategise policies going forward.
On May 3 2021 GFMD celebrated World Press Freedom Day – a globally important date of recognition for media professionals, who daily work towards the right of access to information, freedom of expression and thought. GFMD stood with all journalists and media workers who strive for truth, and collected the most important news from our network, dedicated to WPFD.
Ahead of World Press Freedom Day 2021, read some recent highlights of the conversations from within the Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media hub, which has evolved into a lively platform for conversations about media sustainability.
This year’s virtual World Press Freedom Conference (WPFC) is taking place online from 9-10 December 2020, and GFMD is taking a front-and-center role in ensuring that journalism and news sustainability is on the agenda.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on May 1st, The Globe International Center (GIC) organised a Facebook live event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2020. As well as this, GIC celebrated the day by awarding the 12th annual Media Freedom Award “For the Truth”, to Mongolian investigative reporter, G. Tsolmon.
To mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2020, GFMD, the International Civil Society Organization on the Safety of Journalists Coalition, and numerous GFMD members, partners, and affiliate networks have launched an emergency appeal for support for journalism organisations and independent media in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
To mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2020, GFMD, the Safety of Journalists Coalition, and numerous GFMD members, partners, and affiliate networks have launched an emergency appeal for journalism and media support in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
On 3rd May 2020, national and local celebrations for World Press Freedom Day will take place around the world, some in the form of online debates and workshops. UNESCO launched a global campaign on media and social media channels, with a focus on “Journalism without Fear or Favour”.
Deadline: 10 January 2020
Call for Proposals UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are jointly organising the World Press Freedom Conference to celebrate the 27th edition of World Press Freedom Day. The hosts call on organisations to submit session proposals before 10 January 2020.
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.
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”.
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).