Media Development & Internet Governance Symposium

On Monday, 12 November 2018, UNESCO and the leading members of the Media Development and Internet Governance Working Group (CIMA, GFMD, ARTICLE 19 and IMS) will convene an internal gathering of media development stakeholders attending the 2018 edition of the Internet Governance Forum. This symposium will take place at UNESCO Headquarters (Room XVI, Bonvin Building), in Paris, France.
The focus of the event will be 1) to discuss recent developments in Internet governance that impact media development; 2) to develop concrete mechanisms for collaborative strategies across organizations, with the goal of increasing stakeholder impact in Internet governance process (such that they promote independent and pluralistic media ecosystems); and 3) to discuss plans for the overall engagement/advocacy by the different organizations present at the IGF. The discussion will be framed by the primary Internet governance processes and issues outlined in the Working Group’s Issue Paper on Media Development and Internet Governance, launched in 2018. Attendees will include journalism support and media development implementers, researchers, donor organizations, and advocacy and human rights organizations, who will come to the event with proposals on how to foster collaboration on the identified processes/issues.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 12.11.2018 15:00 local time
End 12.11.2018 18:30 local time
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Focal point Hu, Xianhong
Organizer CIMA, GFMD, ARTICLE 19 and IMS
Contact Xianhong Hu (Email:
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Bonvin Building
Room Room XVI
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Language of Event English
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