Strengthening Freedom of Expression in a Multicultural World

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Freedom of expression is seen as a universal right in most countries, at least on paper if not always in practice. But building support for freedom of expression has become more complex as countries have become more culturally diverse.  How do we strengthen media professionals’ capacities to deal with these complex cases, which often involve hate speech and incitement to violence, and improve the quality of independent media?  What professional standards of accuracy, impartiality, independence, sensitivity, and accountability should journalists follow in culturally divided societies? Please join the Center for International Media Assistance in partnership with the Media Diversity Institute to examine these questions.


(Bios coming soon)

Milica Pesic, Media Diversity Institute

Dr. Verica Rupar, Auckland University of Technology

Gary Younge, Guardian USA

Dr. Courtney Radsch, Committee to Protect Journalists

Rob Leavitt,  Media Diversity Expert

Moderated by:

Razia Iqbal, BBC News

Tuesday, June 9
12:00-2:00 pm
(Lunch will be served from 12-12:30) 

National Endowment for Democracy
1025 F Street NW; Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004

Watch the discussion here and ask questions @CIMA_Media on Twitter: #CIMAevents