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journalists as frontline workers in the battle against covid-19

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Sep 22, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020
10:30 - 11:30

Date Listed: September 14, 2020 (about 1 month ago)

Too many journalists have to contend with restrictive legislation, sometimes ascribed to the COVID-19 emergency that curbs their freedom. This event will look at the current state of Press Freedom in Africa & Europe.
“In too many countries journalists have to contend with restrictive legislation, sometimes ascribed to the C“In too many countries journalists have to contend with restrictive legislation, sometimes ascribed to the Covid-19 emergency that curbs...freedom of the press. Too many face harassment, arbitrary arrest and imprisonment. Too many have lost their lives for doing their work" - Josep Borrell, EU High Representative on World Press Freedom Day.

A free press is critical in countering disinformation, which is putting lives at risk and undermining the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their work is more important than ever, as they help members of the public know how to act and governments make informed decisions. Yet, journalists commonly struggle to work without fear. More than 1,100 journalists were killed between 2006 and 2019 and the level of impunity for crimes against journalists remains high. This forms a climate of fear in many parts of the world, which is harmful to the free flow of ideas and opinions by journalists but also citizens.


Event Date
Start Date: September 22, 2020
End Date: September 22, 2020
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Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
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Name : EU Delegation to the African Union
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