UNESCO will organize two round table discussions in order to provide a global platform to assess the international landscape facing media actors. Thus, media leaders, journalists, experts and Member States will have an opportunity to analyze the extent to which there is a “crisis of journalism”, and unpack the main driving forces involved. The format of both round tables will generally not be speeches, but television - style discussion and debate with a panel, as well as audience interaction.
Organized in association with the International Programme for the Development of Communication, this colloquium will be held at UNESCO Headquarters within the framework of the La Presse en Liberté week of 22 to 29 March 2017, which includes a series of round tables on topics related to press freedom and an exhibition of original front pages of newspapers’ first editions. The week is co-organized by UNESCO together with the Permanent Delegation of Switzerland to UNESCO and the Permanent Delegation of France to UNESCO.