UN General Assembly side-event in Geneva on freedom of expression and media freedom

Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XX – 1 September 2020, 11h-13h CET

As a prologue to the forthcoming UN General Assembly, the President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta
Sommaruga and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet extend this invitation to a
panel discussion with journalists from around the world. These journalists will give insights into their daily work,
present challenges they face and propose solutions in order to safeguard the right to freedom of opinion and
expression and strengthen democracy. They will call on States to respect, protect and fulfil the right to freedom
of opinion and expression, in particular media freedom, and to respect their international obligations in this
field while ensuring the human rights of journalists and other media workers.

 

This even can be followed up through the UN TV: http://webtv.un.org/live/

You can download the flyer by clicking: flyer – event journalists 1st sept 2020