DCMF partners with UN forum in Doha

Wed, 30/11/2011

The Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) has partnered with the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations, an annual forum which will convene in Doha from December 11 -13.

Over 2,000 participants including political and corporate leaders, civil society activists, youth groups, faith communities, research centres, foundations and journalists will come together to agree on joint actions to improve relations across cultures, combat prejudice and build lasting peace.

"More than ever, our world is shaped by intense interaction among diverse cultural, religious and linguistic communities. This growing diversity is a source of enrichment and opportunity, but can also lead to tensions, misunderstanding and hostility," said the forum's website. "The Doha Forum will convene a diverse network of actors that are working on this issue to share ideas, learn from each other, and listen to the needs of the grassroots in different communities around the world."

The Doha Centre for Media Freedom is a partner, along with eight other Qatari civil society organisations including the National Human Rights Committee, Silatech and Reach Out To Asia.

The DCMF has recruited and trained a team of junior reporters to cover the forum as part of the Centre's Media Literacy Programme. The recently launched Programme aims to explain news and press freedom to the next generation.


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