Past Event

International Parliamentary Seminar on Media Freedom

9:00am on Monday, September 9, 2019 to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Palace of Westminster in London

Rosie Parkyn, Internews Director of Programmes in Europe, will be speaking on a panel titled, Building Trust in the Media at the International Parliamentary Seminar on Media Freedom. This session, which takes place on September 10th at 14:30, will outline how having an open and ethical media contribute to the maintenance of a functioning democracy. Speakers will discuss the disinformation phenomenon and explore initiatives which have been taken to build capacity for journalists to ensure the maintenance of a media the public values and trusts. Matthew Amirowala, Presenter, BBC World News will chair the panel. The other speakers include: Hannah Storm, CEO, Ethical Journalism Network; and Caroline Nursey, CEO, BBC Media Action.

The International Parliamentary Seminar on Media Freedom is hosted by  the UK Parliament under the auspices of the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) following on from the Global Conference on Media Freedom.  The Chair of the British Group of the IPU, Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP, has invited members of parliament from across the world to take part in this event.

The purpose of the International Parliamentary Seminar on Media Freedom is to bring together parliamentarians from across the world to collaborate with other key stakeholders and explore the parliamentary dimension of media protection. It will allow for follow-up to the key outcomes from an FCO conference and provide an opportunity to discuss parliament-driven solutions to protection and human rights issues affecting journalists and the broader media industry.

International Parliamentary Seminar on Media Freedom More information

9:00am on Monday, September 9, 2019 to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Palace of Westminster in London

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