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CSW 2018: Safe Journalists, Strong Democracies
March 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Organisers: UNESCO with The Netherlands and Sweden
Description: The safety of women journalists has risen to become one of the pre-eminent issues for journalism in our digital era. During CSW, UNESCO will highlight and promote action on the safety of women journalists through a side event supported by The Netherlands and Sweden. Safe Journalists, Strong Democracies: How on and offline attacks on women journalists are hurting us all will discuss the many ways women journalists can be placed in vulnerable settings, both in the workplace, in the field and online, leaving them open to all kinds of harassment, intimidation and violence. Under the framework of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and Issue of Impunity, panelists will share their first hand experiences of these threats and the consequences these actions have on the fundamental role that the press plays in strengthening democratic societies.