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INSI advisor to speak at UN event on World Press Freedom Day

Lessons learned and prospects five years after U.N. resolution 1738

Lessons learned and prospects five years after U.N. resolution 1738

 

INSI advisor, Judith Matloff, will be speaking at this important journalism safety event on World Press Freedom Day.

Greece and France, in cooperation with UNESCO, are organizing a roundtable discussion in the UN (Conference Room 2-NLB), on the World Press Freedom Day, May 3, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on the protection of journalists in armed conflicts. Greece and France were the main sponsors of Resolution 1738, which was adopted by the Security Council in December 2006. Its scope is the protection of journalists and media professionals in armed conflicts. Five years later, the issue remains tragically topical, so it is time to take stock of the implementation of the resolution and explore means to enhance it.

Acclaimed media professionals, NGOs and diplomats are addressing the issue in order to find ways to increase journalists’ safety on the ground.

 

Confirmed speakers:

Judith Matloff, faculty at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and advisor, International News Safety Institute

Permanent Representative of Greece, Ambassador Anastassis Mitsialis

Permanent Representative of France, Ambassador Gerard Araud

Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Relief Coordinator, Ms. Catherine Bragg,

Deputy Permanent Observer of the ICRC, Mr. Robert Young

Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists

UNESCO, Director of Bureau of Field Coordination, Mr. Moegens Schmidt,

OHCHR Acting Head of Office and Chief of Global Issues, Mr. Charles Radcliffe

 

Entrance is free. If you don’t have a UN ground pass, please RSVP to [email protected] in order to receive a special event ticket.