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. Sub-session on impact of internet intermediaries
Moderator: Guy Berger, Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO
Mr Egil Hansen, Editor-in-Chief, Aftenposten, Norway
Mr Richard Allan, Vice President of Policy EMEA, Facebook
Mr Samuel Laurent, Head, Les décodeurs, Le Monde, France
Ms Maria Ressa, Editor-in-chief and CEO, Rappler, Philippines
Type: Round table
Authors and personalities: Guy Berger, mederator. Egil Hansen, panellist ; Richard Allan, panellist ; Samuel Laurent, panellist ; Maria Ressa, panellist.
Production: UNESCO Communication and Information Sector, sponsor.