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 Vincent Peyrègne, Chairman, World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA)
Mr Ricardo Gandour, Journalism Director, CBN, Brazilian Radio Network, Brazil
Mr Vicente Jiménez, Director-General, Cadena SER, Spain
Ms Lina Chawaf, Founder, Rozana Radio, Syrian Arab Republic
Mr Andrius Tapinas, Founder and CEO, Liberty TV, Lithuania
Mr Giles Trendle, Director, Al Jazeera English, Qatar
Mr Carlos Dada, Editor-in-Chief, El Faro, El Salvador
Type: Round table
Authors and personalities: Vincent Peyrègne, mederator. Ricardo Gandour, panellist ; Vicente Jiménez, panellist ; Lina Chawaf, panellist ; Andrius Tapinas, panellist ; Giles Trendle, panellist ; Carlos Dada, panellist.
Production: UNESCO Communication and Information Sector, sponsor.