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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Tuesday, September 20 • 11:30 - 13:00
How media and access to information and fundamental freedoms (16.10) can enable the achievement of other sustainable development goals?

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For the first time, a provision to ensure access to information and the protection of fundamental freedoms has been included in the global development goals that 193 countries have signed on to. But how the media and media development community, work with the broader development community, civil society actors, as well as donors and decision makers to ensure that Goal 16.10 is realized and placed at the core of efforts to achieve the other sustainable development goals? Should media itself play a role in pushing for the SDGs and Goal 16.10? A panel of experts representing the UN, CSO sector, media practitioners and donor community provide their perspectives on the role of media and access to information and specifically Goal 16.10 as an enabler of the other goals.

Rapporteur for the session: Rohan Jayasekara, Director, Vivarta

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Jesper Højberg

Executive Director, International Media Support
Jesper Højberg is the Executive Director of International Media Support, an international, Denmark-based organisation that works with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In 2001, Jesper Højberg set up IMS in the wake of the Rwanda genocide which now works across four continents to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media and media workers can operate under challenging... Read More →

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Emmy Hafild

Human Rights and Climate Change Advocate
Emmy Hafild has more than 22 years of experience in leading environmental movements in Indonesia and is an environmental and governance specialist. After pursuing a degree in agronomy from the Bogor Agricultural University in 1982, she joined the Green Indonesia Foundation, and by 1985 had become active in the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (known by its Indonesian acronym WALHI).
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David Holmertz

Counsellor, Embassy of Sweden Section Office in Yangon
David Holmertz is currently holding the position as Counsellor at the Embassy of Sweden Section Office in Yangon, where he is responsible for parts of the Swedish development cooperation in relation to Myanmar, including efforts to developing a conducive environment where free and independent media can evolve and be sustained. He has been working with development cooperation in different capacities at the Swedish International Development Agency... Read More →
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Phil Matsheza

Regional Cluster Leader, Governance and Peacebuilding (UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub)
Phil Matsheza is the Regional Cluster leader for Governance and Peacebuilding in UNDP’s Bangkok Regional Hub in Thailand. Mr. Matsheza brings over 30 years of experience that includes diplomatic service, Civil Society, and the UN. He leads a team of advisors in providing advisory and programme support to countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as an interdisciplinary task team at the regional Hub on Extractive Industries. He was... Read More →
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Meidyatama Suryodiningrat

President Director, Antara
Meidyatama Suryodiningrat is the President Director of Antara, The Indonesian National News Agency since January 2016. He was the former Editor-in-Chief of The Jakarta Post for 6 years as well a member of the Board of Directors of PT. Bina Media Tenggara (publisher of The Post). With a background in journalism spanning 18 years he continues to write op-ed pieces, columns and essays on a wide range of subjects focusing on issues related to... Read More →

Tuesday September 20, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Function Hall

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