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All Set For Online Interactive Panel journalists’ safety during COVID-19


All is set for the Online, interactive panel on journalists’ safety during COVID-19, an event organized by UNESCO and the International Civil Society Organization on the Safety of Journalists Coalition.

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO and the International Civil Society Organization on the Safety of Journalists Coalition are organizing an interactive panel hosted online.

The panel will shed light on and proposes coordinated solutions to the threats and safety issues faced by journalists and media workers amid COVID-19.

The Safety of journalists amid COVID-19: A multifaceted challenge will be looking into many areas affecting journalists and Zimbabwe will join the world in these conversations, which will seek to help and professionalize the sector.

Moderated by Preethi Nallu (Advocacy Specialist, International Media Support) and with the participation of Nadine Hoffman (Deputy Director, International Womens’ Media Foundation), Tabani Moyo (Director, Media Institute for Southern Africa – Zimbabwe), Courtney Radsch (Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists) and Ana Cristina Ruelas (Regional Director, ARTICLE 19 Mexico and Central America), the panel covers the multifaceted challenges to journalists’ safety.

The panelists will begin by providing a global overview of the threats to safety and attacks on journalists related the pandemic and the measures taken to contain the virus, and they will give special attention to the gender and diversity issues related to safety concerns.

Finally, the panel goes in-depth with particular countries and explores how emergency legislation, verbal attacks and police harassments have intensified and compromised journalists’ safety.

To register for the event, please send an email to [email protected] (link sends e-mail). Registration closes on 4 May.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

When :
from Wednesday 6 May, 2020
to Wednesday 6 May, 2020
Type of event :
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Where :
Online: Microsoft Teams, Online, France
Contact :
Theresa Chorbacher ([email protected])

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