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Perugia Declaration for Ukraine – Press Kit

On World Press Freedom Day May 3, 2022 over 200 members and partners of the Global Forum for Media Development call for increased support of independent media and journalists in Ukraine.

Posted by: Communications Gfmd | 3. May 2022

On World Press Freedom Day May 3, 2022 over 200 members and partners of the Global Forum for Media Development call for increased support of independent media and journalists in Ukraine.

The Perugia Declaration for Ukraine, which was launched at the International Journalism Festival on April 9, 2022, features calls for action:

  • To international media and journalists
  • To private and public donors and funders of professional journalism
  • To the EU, EU member states, members of the Media Freedom Coalition and all states that care about the right to freedom of expression and access to information
  • To technology, telecoms, internet intermediaries and advertisers

Languages

The declaration is available in 10 languages:

Images

Download images in each language to use on social media or on your website here. 

Contact details:

Tom Law, Head of Policy and Learning, GFMD, tlaw@gfmd.info

Press contacts: communications@gfmd.info +38163214478

How to sign the declaration

The declaration has already been signed by 11 Ukrainian media organisations and  204 international media organisations in general. Add your organisation as a signatory of the declaration or sign the declaration in a personal capacity using this short form.

Social media

Hashtags

#PerugiaDeclaration4Ukraine #WPFD22 #WorldPressFreedomDay #MediaDev #IJF22  #StandWithUkraine  #SolidarityWithUkraine

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“High-Level Session. Safety of journalists in Ukraine war”

"High-Level Session. Safety of journalists in Ukraine war"

On May 4, GFMD’s head of policy and learning, Tom Law is moderating a “High-Level Session. Safety of journalists in Ukraine war” at Unesco’s World Press Freedom Day conference in Uruguay.

Time: 15:30 – 16:30 (CET)  | 10:30 – 11:30 (UYT)

Speakers:

  • Daryna Shevchenko (virtual participation) – Co-founder and Editor, The Fix
  • Jeremy Dear – Deputy General Secretary, International Federation for Journalists (IFJ)
  • Rebecca Vincent (virtual participation) – Director of Operations and Campaigns, Reporters Without Borders (RSF)
  • Sergiy Tomilenko (virtual participation) – President of the National Union of Ukrainian Journalists (NUJU)
  • Teresa Ribeiro, (virtual participation) – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media

Full programme here: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldpressfreedomday/2022/programme

Register to attend session online here: https://wpfd2022.vii.events/7de6f63d-ed42-4a42-ba3b-9e5c636ff0e6/account/login?next=%2F

Launch of the Perugia Declaration for Ukraine

The declaration was launched at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia on 9 April 2022.

The Perugia Declaration for Ukraine was launched at 12:00 CET on 9 April 2022 at a panel discussion organised by the Thomson Foundation on “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: how local journalists are telling the story for their communities and the world” in Sala San Francesco, Arcivescovado, Perugia.

Mira Milosevic, GFMD Executive Director, presents the Perugia Declaration for Ukraine at the beginning of Thomson Foundation’s panel on “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: how local journalists are telling the story for their communities and the world” in Sala San Francesco, Arcivescovado, Perugia – 9 April 2022.

Signatories of the Perugia Declaration for Ukraine on the steps of Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia – 9 April 2022.

Add your signature to the declaration as an organisation and/or as an individual using this very short sign up form.

Coverage

Amid War, a Clear and Collective Call to Support Public Interest Media in Ukraine – April 6, 2022 – Vince Stehle – The Center for Effective Philanthropy

Ukrainian Journalists Are Winning the “Information War” Russia Is Waging Against Ukraine, But They Need Help – April 7, 2022 – Antonina Cherevko, Nick Benequista and Maksym Dvorovyi – Just Security

Perugia Declaration for Ukraine: Call for increased support of independent media and journalists in Ukraine – April 9, 2022 –  WAN-IFRA External Contributor

On April 13, the Global Forum for Media Development also joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and other Civil Liberties organisations’ call on social media platforms for long term investment in human rights, accountability, and a transparent, equal and consistent application of policies to uphold the rights of users worldwide. You can read the letter here.

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