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A Booster Shot for Media Freedom in Ethiopia
UNESCO World Press Freedom Day was founded on the 3rd May 30 years ago in Africa with the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration for the Development of a Free, Independent and Pluralistic Press. In 2019, Ethiopia was the host of World Press Freedom Day in acknowledgement of the government’s commitment to media freedom.
Two years later Ethiopia has seen a pandemic of fake news, disinformation, election fever and insurrection.

The International Observatory of Human Rights in collaboration with The Ethiopian Embassy in London, EILCO and Ethiopian Digest is hosting a webinar that seeks to examine:
• Can Ethiopia build up enough immunity to ensure its foundations for media freedom are underpinned by strong institutions?
• Will journalists, media and internet platforms commit to professional ethics to build trust and transparency to inoculate against fake news?
• What is the role of the international community in supporting the recovery of media freedom to deliver information as a common good?

Speakers:
• Kanbar Hossein-Bor - UK Coordinator of the Media Freedom Campaign UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.
• Jeremy Dear, Under-Secretary-General for the International Federation of Journalists.
• Yonatan Tesfaye – Deputy Director General of Ethiopian Media Authority
• Fasika Tadesse - Ex-Editor-in-Chief, Addis Fortune
• Mihret Aschalew - Project Manager- PRIMED, BBC Media Action

Closing Remarks by His Excellency Mr Teferi Melesse Desta, Ethiopian Ambassador to the UK

Apr 29, 2021 01:00 PM in London

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