Public Lecture

Monday 25 February 2019, 19:00 - 20:30

Press Freedom and Journalists Under Attack

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In 2018, violence against journalists reached "unprecedented levels" according to Reporters Without Borders, which has raised the alarm about the growing number of journalists and other media workers killed, attacked or jailed. Physical attacks and the growing number of assaults on the credibility of journalists and media organisations in many countries are taking a heavy toll on media freedom. The journalistic profession appears to be facing an existential threat, as its role within society and democratic space is being questioned. What is spurring this growing hostility and violence directed at the media and what can be done to protect professional journalists for the important work they do?

Keynote address by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Panel discussion with:

  • Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General, Reporters Without Borders
  • Nina Larson, President,  ACANU (moderator)
  • David Sylvan, Professor, International Relations/Political Science, the Graduate Institute

On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) will present two new international journalism awards.

Organised in partnership with ACANU and the Club Diplomatique de Genève.

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