Investigative Journalism and the Right to Report
A World Press Freedom Day event
3 May, 3pm CET
The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), with support from the EBU and UN, is hosting a one-hour webinar on 3 May, 2023 at 3:00pm CET to endorse World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). Under the theme ‘Shaping a Future of Rights – Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights’ they will bring together international speakers to emphasize the value of investigative journalism.
This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the WPFD and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And yet, the world faces increasing attacks on media freedom, the safety of journalists and freedom of expression. Undoubtedly, this impacts the realization of other human rights.
Investigative journalism and the right to report are key elements of freedom of expression. Investigative reporting uncovers human rights violations, corruption, organized crime and abuse of power. In-depth stories are shared in the public interest.
Join us to learn about concrete examples from different regions of the world. We will discuss how journalists research their stories, the resources they need, the challenges they face, and how they often cooperate internationally.
- Diana Swain, Managing Editor – Investigative Journalism/Programs, CBC NEWS
- Nanette Braun, Deputy Director, Campaigns and Country Operations Division, Department of Global Communications, UN
- Ravish Kumar, Journalist (YouTube: @ravishkumar.official)
- Belen Lopez Garrido, News Editor, EBU
- Where are the missing children of Ukraine? – a project of the EBU investigative journalism network
- Gisele Salome Nnemi Nga, Chief Editor, UAR Ager content exchange center
Date/Time: Wednesday, 3rd May, 2023 at 3pm (CET)
For more information, contact:
Nicola Frank, EBU – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenn Hadfield, NABA – email@example.com