Second consultation meeting on Action Line C9 ''Media''
24 May 2007 (3 -6 pm), ITU (Room K Montbrillant Building), Geneva, Switzerland
"The media—in their various forms and with a diversity of ownership—as an actor, have an essential role in the development of the Information Society and are recognized as an important contributor to freedom of expression and plurality of information."
In accordance with the results of the first multistakeholder consultation held in October 2006 in Paris, which assigned UNESCO a role as the facilitator for the implementation of the Action Line C9, UNESCO organizes the second multistakeholder consultation on C9 on 24 May 2007 at ITU in Geneva.
The main objectives of the meeting are to:
- present concrete projects and initiatives that have been carried out aiming at implementing the action lines
- initiate joint ventures between stakeholders
- determine parameters for organizing the team work
A forum has been made available in order to stimulate the discussion, have a clearer idea of the different points to the agenda prior to the meeting and to provide a forum to discuss projects and initiatives to be presented during the meeting.