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Discussion on World Press Freedom Day

VOICE is pleased to cordially invite you to the dialogue in observance of the World Press Freedom Day titled ‘ Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation’. The event will be held on Friday, May 03, 2019 at 10 A.M.-12.30 P.M. at the Dhaka Reporters Unity (Shagor-Runi) auditorium, Segunbagicha, Dhaka.

Noted journalists and practitioners, academic expertshuman rights activists, students and youth, media outlets, CSOs and NGOs are expected to attend the event. 

The dialogue will broadly discuss issues around Constitutional and international human rights obligations along with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) 16, in particular, building linkages to freedom of opinion and expression for promoting peace and democracy and the role of media. In context of the World Press Freedom Day 2019, the event will also deal following sub-thematic areas, as drawn by UNESCO, this year:

  1. How the digital era is affecting electoral communications – and how this impacts on existing policies and regulations for elections and for communications related to the Internet;
  2. New attempts to undermine media’s role in democracy: Discrediting professional journalism, and disrupting Internet access;
  3. The way of survival strategy for the journalism on the new rise of global authoritarian regime of challenging environment;
  4. Media’s potential to contribute to a culture of sustainable peace and democracy.

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