UNESCO And News Organizations Honor World Press Freedom Day With Global Call To Action

To commemorate World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO brought together major news organizations from all over the world to rise above the competitive nature of journalism and band together in support of a common cause: a free and independent press. The global campaign encourages each participating news organization to rally behind a radical idea: that news organizations should actively encourage their audience to not just engage with their platform but to read, listen and watch others as well. Based on the idea that consuming a range of news, sources, points of…

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World Press Freedom Day 2018: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law

May 3 will mark the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day whose flagship celebration, organized by UNESCO and the government of Ghana, will be held in Accra, from 2 to 3 May, with the participation of the country’s President Nana Akufo-Addo. The theme chosen for this year’s World Press Freedom Day is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law.” It explores the interaction between the judiciary and the media, and their complementary roles in fostering transparency, accountability and governance. Dozens of World Press Freedom Day…

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OsloMet and Makerere University partners with UNESCO in launching the Media Trends Report

The 2017/2018 UNESCO World Trends Report in Freedom of Expression and Media Development is a living proof that there is a lot that need to be done, to improve the state of freedom of expression globally. Speaking on journalist security and impunity at the launch of the report, which took place in Makerere University, Kampala, Prof.  Rune Ottosen a representative of the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO and a lecturer at the Journalism and Media International Centre/Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (JMIC/OsloMet), raised the report’s concern of…

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New exhibition at UNESCO shows how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

A new exhibition launched at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris aims to explain the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and engage people in action. “WHOLE EARTH? A citizen’s guide to the SDGs (and how to save the world)” is an exhibition by the UK-based non-profit organization Hard Rain Project, one of the winners of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. Through stunning, award-winning photographs, “WHOLE EARTH?” depicts the immense challenges to sustainable development, while outlining the collective action everyone could take to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Agenda…

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10 of my favourite International Women’s Day campaigns

I think I am just about caught up on the International Women’s Day backlog. It’s been so great to see so many brilliant campaign so here’s 10 of my favourite campaigns – in no particular order. Sense New York look to #CelebrateWomen for International Women’s Day IRC release film showing 8 steps we can take to support women and girls FCB Inferno Launches ‘Queen Rules’ to Challenge Gender Bias With Playing Cards FCB Amsterdam and Wefilm launch It Won’t Stick campaign for International Women’s Day Barbie(R) Honors Global Role Models…

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