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Information is key: Ensuring a healthier media ecosystem

Friday 12 november 2021 11:00 - 11:45
Journalists and media play a critical role in the public sphere. The "Fourth Estate" wields significant indirect social influence and has the power to strengthen democratic institutions. However, media organizations face major challenges undermining their development, and journalists often struggle to operate in safe and free conditions. The pandemic worsened their financial and work situation and reinforced the citizens' need for high-quality information of public concern. In this session, several media organizations will share their best practices and lessons learned on media development that can inspire future programming and media support strategies and create healthier information ecosystems.
Stage C
Fighting fake news and threats to the press

Including the participation of (4)

Jessica Cecil
Founder and former Director of the Trusted News Initiative, BBC and Independent Trustee

University of Bristol

Andrew Heslop
Executive Director, Press Freedom

World Association of News Publishers

Kanbar Hossein-Bor
UK Global Media Freedom Co-ordinator

BBC Media Action

Leon Willems
Director Policy & Programs

Free Press Unlimited

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