Online High-Level Dialogue: Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation in the COVID-19 context 4 May 2020, 17:00 - 18:30 CET (GMT+2)

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2020, join UNESCO and representatives of the press and press freedom groups on Monday 4 May for an online discussion on the importance of press freedom and independent journalism to provide reliable,life-saving information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Credit: UNESCO

Topics to be covered include:

• Fighting disinformation and rumours
• Journalists on the front lines: ensuring their health and safety
• The role of governments: protecting press freedom and independent journalism
• The role of social media and technology: supporting journalism and fighting disinformation


António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations 

Audrey Azoulay Director-General, UNESCO

George Weah President of Liberia

François-Philippe Champagne Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Co-chair of the Media Freedom Coalition

Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Christophe Deloire Secretary-General, Reporters without Borders

Monika Bickert Vice-President for Content Policy, Facebook

Maria Ressa Investigative journalist and co-founder of Rappler

Younes Mjahed President, International Federation of Journalists

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