On March 23 2017, the UNESCO Colloquium Journalism under fire: challenges of our time, featured lively debates from leading scholars journalists, and representatives of social media companies and media development organizations to discuss the contemporary challenges to journalism. Topics ranged from the rise of identity politics, to threats to business models, responses to the spread of “fake news”, the role of social media platforms, and the importance of journalism training and media and information literacy.
- Welcome by Mr Michael Worbs, Chairman of the Executive Board, UNESCO
- Opening address by Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
- Address by Mr Marcelo Rech, President, World Editors Forum
- Video message by Mr David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression