Freedom of expression
On March 23, 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.
Moderator: Mr Ivor Gaber, Professor, University of Sussex
Mr Henrikas Iouchkiavitchious, Independent expert, Lithuania
Mr Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Government, Harvard University, USA
Mr David Levy, Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Oxford University, UK
Mr Philip Howard, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, UK
Mr Paul F. Nemitz, Director, Fundamental Rights and Rule of Law, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Austria
Ms Amira Yahyaoui, Founder, Al Bawsala, Tunisia
Mr Kari Huhta, Diplomatic Editor, Helsingin Sanomat, Finland
Type: Round table
Authors and personalities: Ivor Gaber, mederator. Henrikas Iouchkiavitchious, panellist ; Yascha Mounk, panellist ; David Levy, panellist ; Philip Howard, panellist ; Paul F. Nemitz, panellist ; Amira Yahyaoui, panellist.
Production: UNESCO Communication and Information Sector, sponsor.