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UNESCO NZ World Press Freedom Day annual lecture 2014


Event date and time: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 17:30 - 19:30

The annual UNESCO World Press Freedom Day lecture series launched in New Zealand in 2013 will continue this year.

World Press Freedom Day in 2014 focuses on three inter-related themes: media’s importance in development; safety of journalists and the rule of law; and the sustainability and integrity of journalism.

In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will come to an end. There will likely be a new set of goals, which are currently being debated internationally under the label of "the post 2015 Development Agenda”.

The new goals will probably highlight freedom of speech and the media, openness, transparency and access to information, focusing in particular on the role of ICTs as key enablers of development.

This year's guest speaker is Dr Gavin Ellis, media researcher and commentator and a former editor-in-chief of The New Zealand Herald. He will be introduced by Trish Carter, Communications Specialist on the New Zealand National Commission of UNESCO, with Professor Desna Jury, Dean of the Design and Creative Technologies Faculty; the MC, Dr Camille Nakhid, and Professor David Robie of the Pacific Media Centre, AUT University.

Organised by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO in partnership with the Pacific Media Centre.

Where: WG126, Sir Paul Reeves Building
AUT University
City Campus

When: Tuesday, May 6, 5.30-6.30pm

Speaker: Dr Gavin Ellis, media researcher and commentator and former editor-in-chief of The New Zealand Herald:
'No-one died covering celebrity news'

The 2013 lecture and video

NZ National Commission for UNESCO

UNESCO World Press Freedom Day homepage

AUT ON DEMAND - LIVE STREAMING


 


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