9 December 2020
UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands holds the World Press Freedom Conference 2020 (WPFC 2020) on 9 and 10 December 2020 in a new, innovative format, merging digital and in-person elements. | #PressFreedom | #EndImpunity |This WPFC jointly celebrated World Press Freedom Day (3 May) and the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (2 November). The conference, co-hosted by UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands was originally planned for 22 to 24 April 2020. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WPFC was later postponed to October 2020 but had to be rescheduled once more.
Especially now, in times of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a free press is essential in helping us cope, understand and overcome the crisis. This makes it all the more necessary to come together and stand up for a free, independent press and the safety of journalists.
- Investigating killings of journalists.
- Global Challenges, Local Solutions: Media responses to Covid-19
- High-level Panel on the Safety of Journalists
- Content Regulation in the Digital Age - Towards a Human Rights Based Approach
- Opening day 2
- Online Violence: The New Frontline for Women Journalists #JournalistsToo
- Dialogue by the Dutch Human Rights Ambassador with Agnes Callamard and Hatice Cengiz
- Strengthening investigations and prosecutions to end impunity for crimes against journalists (session commemorating IDEI)
- Global Closing WPFC 2020 – Extended interview with Christian Amanpour
We’ll make sure you don’t miss anything at this year’s World Press Freedom Conference.— World Press Freedom Conference (@unescoNOW) December 8, 2020
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Records of the sessions available below:
Opening Movie - World #PressFreedom Conference 2020
Wrap-Up Day 1 - Dec 9 - World #PressFreedom Conference 2020
Journalism without fear or favour: Mohamed Yousif
World Press Freedom Conference 2020 - UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Winner Promo
World Press Freedom Conference 2020 - WPFC TV Promo
World Press Freedom Conference 2020 - The World In 2020 Promo (COVID-19)
World Press Freedom Conference 2020 - High Level Panel Promo
UNESCO / Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize & Double Interview
Content Regulation in the Digital Age
Public Trust In Journalism in Democratic Societies
Press Freedom TV: the New Press Free Unlimited Campaign
Annual Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists Part 1 - Paper Sessions
Annual Academic Conference on the Safety of Journalists Part 2 - Poster Sessions
Investigating Killings Of Journalists: Successes, Limitations and Recommendations
World Press Freedom Conference 2020 - Platform Overview
World Press Freedom Conference 2020 - Closing Promo