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Back to the basics: freedom of the media matters! - UNAOC, 5th Global Forum, Vienna 2013 (Break-out Session 3, Segment 1)
27 Feb 2013 -  The availability of information contributes to economic, social and political development and has the potential to provide a basis for conflict resolution and dialogue, if people are allowed to effectively exercise the human right to freedom of opinion and expression. This panel will focus on the defence of everyone’s right to the exercise of the freedom of expression and information, including the issue of the safety of journalists. It will also touch upon the promotion of the effective exercise of freedom of expression and information through teaching and education.

Rapporteur: Alison Bethel McKenzie
Moderator: Sylvie Coudray
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