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UNESCO and the Government of Ghana will partner to organize the next, 25th global celebration of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) in Accra, Ghana from 3 to 4 May 2018 on “Media, Justice and the Rule of law”.

(Photos: © UNESCO/Christelle ALIX)

 

UNESCO together with the Group of Friends for the Safety of journalists organised an interactive workshop on the establishment of national mechanisms for the safety of journalists on 12 December 2017. The workshop was opened at UNESCO Headquaters by the Director-General, Ms Audrey Azoulay.  

 

The conference organized by the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) on “Promoting the Safety of Journalists and the Campaign against Impunity in Africa” kicked off today in Addis Ababa Ethiopia with the support of IPDC and UNESCO as co-organizers and in liaison with other agencies such as the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA).

The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Education (UNESCO) have requested the African Union to establish a Working Group to address the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. This was during the conference on “Promoting the Safety of Journalists and the Campaign against Impunity in Africa” held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 15 November 2017

The global information crisis in which journalism is being overwhelmed by the narrow self-interests of political and corporate centres of power at great risk to pluralism and democracy is felt strongly in Africa where hate-speech, fake news and abusive exploitation of information technology are ever-present threats.