Freedom of Expression Conference

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Freedom of Expression Conference, Kuwait

UNESCO Doha Office, the Liberties and Human Rights Affairs Department, at Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) in partnership with the Kuwaiti Association for the Basic Evaluators of Human Rights (Kuwait) are organizing a conference for 40 media specialists from all the Arab countries and Arab Gulf countries to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. The conference will cover themes such as independent media and safety of journalists, building media capacity for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding, the role of media in promoting interreligious dialogue and mutual understanding, media and enhanced dialogue as a tool for empowerment, and freedom of expression and human rights.
World Press Freedom Day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December, 1993, as an outgrowth of the Seminar on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Press. This Seminar took place in Windhoek, Namibia, from 29 April to 3 May 1991, and led to the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting Independent and Pluralistic Media. The Windhoek Declaration called for the establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press and emphasized the importance of a free press to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development.

Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 03.05.2010 07:00 local time
End 04.05.2010 14:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Al-Zubairi, Ibrahim Hussain
Organizer UNESCO Doha Office and Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)
Contact Ibrahim Al-Zubaidi
Country Kuwait
City Kuwait City
Venue Court Yard Hotel
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event Arabic
Estimated number of participants 40
Official Website
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