Alma-Ata+29: Regional Forum to Celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2021

30 April 2021

The Almaty Forum will be held online on 30 April 2021, in Russian with simultaneous translation into English, as part of the general celebration, from 14-30 to 16-00 (UTC + 6) and will bring together representatives of Russian speaking countries to discuss the three main thematic priorities in and propose a summary at the main event in Namibia:

  • The viability of the media
  • Transparency of online platforms
  • Media and Information Literacy skills in times of disinformation and hate speech.

Coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of the Windhoek and Alma-Ata Declarations for the development of Free, Independent and Pluralistic press, this years annual 3rd May, World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) will be marked by a global event titled: "Promoting Information as a Public Good.

This call for renewed global commitments to freedom of expression, freedom of the press and freedom of information, draws attention to the special role of journalism in producing verified news for the public interest, recognizing the economic challenges of the media sector, including the lack of transparency of internet intermediaries, and the urgent need for media and information literacy. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the critical role of media in the crisis response.

UN Messages
Registration: Resources: Speakers

Video record in English

Safety of Journalists; Freedom of Expression; Access to Information; Media and Information Literacy; MIL; CI Response to Pandemic; COVID-19

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