World Press Freedom Day 2014
Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) is organising a forum on “New Media,” on May 4, to commemorate the upcoming World Press Freedom Day in partnership with UNESCO Doha, Al Jazeera Public Liberties and Human Rights Department and United Nations Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for Northwestern Asia and the Arab Region.
The programme of events will start with a solidarity stand against the detention of journalists and impunity, and will continue with four panel discussions focusing on the Concept of New Media, New Media and its Role in the Advocacy of Human Rights, Active Players in the field of New Media and Challenges facing New Media.
DCMF’s commemorative activities will also include a “Freedom Wall,” allowing attendees to write their views about the role of new media in promoting press freedom.
The centre will also showcase a short documentary focusing on safety of journalists and launch its second Annual Report. The 2013 Annual Report highlights DCMF’s contributions it has made to monitoring press freedom violations around the world and reflects the centre’s commitment to promoting safety of media workers and assisting journalists in need.
This year’s celebrations will be attended by media personalities, journalists and press officials from Qatar, the Gulf region and the rest of the world.