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World Press Freedom Day 2007: The International Role of the Media in Exposing Corruption and Promoting Good Governance

On May 2, 2007, CIMA hosted its inaugural event at the U.S. Capitol building to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, entitled "The International Role of the Media in Exposing Corruption and Promoting Good Governance." The honorary co-hosts of this event were Senators Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), and Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Michael Pence (R-Ind.), co-founders of the Congressional Caucus for the Freedom of the Press.


Speakers

Daniel Kaufmann
Director of Global Programs and Governance at the World Bank Institute

Myroslava Gongadze
Correspondent for Voice of America

Mauricio Herrera Ulloa
Investigative Journalist from La Nación (Costa Rica)

Joyce Barnathan
President of the International Center for Journalists

David Hoffman
President of Internews

Mark Pomar
President of the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX)

 


Event Description:

This event also launched the book Media Matters: Perspectives on Advancing Governance and Development from the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD).

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