The Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy is holding a panel discussion - "U.S. Government Funding for Media Assistance: Trends and Strategies" on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Maine Calling is an interactive radio program hosted by MPBN News Director Keith Shortall and produced by Jonathan Smith.
On May 7, from 12:15 - 1:00pm EST, Jennifer Rooks will be hosting a program on women and international journalism.
Internews President and CEO Jeanne Bourgault will be a guest along with Cristi Hegranes and Sibyl Masquelier from the Global Press Institute. They will be discussing the challenges facing women journalists and how things are changing for women journalists around the world.
The 20th annual World Press Freedom Day will be celebrated May 3, 2013 with the global theme: “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media,” focusing on safety for journalists, the issue of impunity, and online safety. A conference will be held in San José, Costa Rica from May 2-4.
A free and independent press is a cornerstone of democracy, as it helps promote political debate and keeps government accountable to an informed citizenry. A free press is also crucial for credible elections, as it fosters the free exchange of ideas and provides information on the electoral process. This includes political parties, candidates and their platforms.