Global Conference for Media Freedom: London 2019
The UK and Canadian governments are working together to defend media freedom and improve the safety of journalists who report across the world. Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jeremy Hunt, the UK Foreign Secretary, will co-host the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London on 10 and 11 July 2019.
A number of Internews staff and partners from around the world will take part in the conference, notably:
- Throughout the conference, Internews will host a free Digital Safety Solutions Lab in the Exhibition Hall. Andrew Ford Lyons, Director of Internews’ Global Tech Hub and Megan DeBlois, Internews Information Security Advisor, will inform and advise on a wide range of digital safety challenges and solutions, providing visiting delegates with a deeper understanding of security tools and practices, and the evolving community of practice to support journalists’ safety.
- Rita Rudusa, Internews Project Director in Lithuania, will moderate the panel: “Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Building an Integrated Support System for Journalists Facing Hostile Environments,” hosted by the Government of Latvia.
- Tom Jennen, director of Internews’ United for News project, will speak on the panel: “Taking a Stand: How we defend Media Freedom,” hosted by the UK Foreign Office.
The Global Conference for Media Freedom 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. It will bring together global leaders and representatives from the media industry, journalists, civil society and academia.
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