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5 June 2024 | Wednesday | 10am - 11:30am (EST)

Session 5: Introducing Media and Press Freedom Organizations

Media and Journalism Webinars emphasize experiential and hands-on learning through intensive training and interactive discussions with professional journalists for field experience. This program aims to prepare journalism students and young professionals to succeed in their professional careers while fostering experiential learning by translating knowledge and skills into experience. Your active and meaningful participation with questions and reflections will make the discussion more productive.

In this session, participants will be able to meet the representatives of media and press freedom organizations who will present their organization, resources, and opportunities available to support the work of journalists and empower media professionals reporting from conflicts. when covering conflict and mediation processes.

In this session, participants will be able to learn about the following topics from professional journalists and media personalities:

  • Press freedom as a driver of all other fundamental human rights
  • Free flow of information and press freedom to create peaceful and cohesive societies
  • Freedom of Expression and the Internet: the challenges of ensuring freedom of expression on the Internet
  • New and emerging technologies that advance human rights reporting

Presenter 1:


Wahida Faizi

Gender Coordinator

International Media Support


Presenter 2:


Poonam Sharma

Board Secretary, National Press Club-DC

Editor-in-Chief, Global Strat View