African Media Stakeholders Virtual Conference on Access to Information

UNESCO is partnering with the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the IFJ branch in Africa, and the Media stakeholders across the continent, in hosting the African Media Stakeholders Virtual Conference to mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), under the Theme Access to Information in Africa: Saving lives, Building Trust, Bringing Hope!

Date: Monday September 28, 2020 from 08.30 West African time,11.30 East African Time and 10.30 South African and Central African Time

Link to register: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Panel 1: Access to Information and the COVID 19 Crisis in Africa: Information Stagnation, Policy Failure of Lack of Government Transparency. Have we been able to save lives, build trust and bring hope to the African Citizenry?

Panel 2: Gender Dimension of Access to Information in Africa: What are the inequality gaps in access to information legislation in Africa and how does it affect Women?

Panel 3: Challenges in Covering COVID 19: Advocating for Policy guarantees for access to information implementation in times of crisis. A Journalists Perspective.

Interpretation will be available in FrenchEnglishArabic and Amharic.

For more Information, please contact the IFJ - Africa Office

1st Floor, Maison de la Presse, 5 Rue X Corniche, Medina,

BP 64257, Dakar, Senegal

Tel: +221- 33 867 95 86/87; Fax: +221- 33 827 02