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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Tuesday, September 20 • 14:00 - 14:30
Safeguarding journalists in high risk zones: The International Declaration on the Protection of Journalists

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The International Press Institute (IPI), in cooperation with the Al Jazeera Media Network, the International News Safety Institute (INSI) and the Africa Media Initiative (AMI), worked together to draft the International Declaration on the Protection of Journalists, which summarises international principles related to the protection of journalists operating in dangerous environments, emphasising the responsibilities of states to guarantee journalist safety and combat impunity, and highlights steps and remedies that media organisations and journalists should consider in order to strive for greater safety. The Declaration was a result of global efforts to promote a culture of safety within the media industry both by raising awareness among journalists about international standards in this area as well as by encouraging best practices in the newsroom for protecting journalists and media staff on dangerous assignments or working in hostile environments.

Rapporteur for the session: Evelien Wijkstra, Policy and Advocacy Officer, Free Press Unlimited.


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avatar for Dr. Hassan Saeed Elmogummer Taha

Dr. Hassan Saeed Elmogummer Taha

Head of Partnerships and Research, Aljazeera Media Network
Dr. Hassan Saeed Elmogummer Taha studied at the Faculty of Law at the University of Khartoum and obtained an MA from the International University of Africa, and a PhD from the University of Juba. He co-founded the Public Liberties and Human Rights Section at Aljazeera Media Network in November 2008, and witnessed its development, as it became a Department and then a Center of Public Liberties and Human Rights, where he is currently the Head of... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 14:30
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