Paris, 7 December – UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands will organize the 2020 World Press Freedom Conference on 9 – 10 December in an innovative online format. Influential journalists and press freedom champions from around the world will take part in the conference and examine solutions to overcome the most pressing challenges facing the media in these unprecedented times, including:
New research, tools and measures to strengthen press freedom and the security of journalists around the world will be announced at the event.
The two-day event will include numerous interactive panels and discussions on topics ranging from investigating killings of journalists, online violence against women journalists, media sustainability, online content regulation, and media’s response to COVID-19. High level governmental authorities, judges, prosecutors, special rapporteurs, and civil society leaders will be involved in the discussions.
Some conference highlights:
Organizing the event on the 9 and 10 December, International Day Against Corruption and International Human Rights Day respectively, will provide a unique opportunity to look back on how independent media have performed in 2020, notably with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, and work to expose corruption and human rights violations, while journalists themselves were under attack.