The 24/7 global coverage of COVID-19 is inspiring media makers, activists and campaigners to change how they work. While some have been stepping up to get vital information to communities, others are protecting our rights to freedom of expression. What are the insights this pandemic has offered media makers? Not only about covering the pandemic – but also how to engage with issues such as conflict, climate change and migration, which continue to burn even as the virus dominates our news cycles?
On May 3 we celebrate freedom of expression, access to information and the fundamental principles of press freedom. It’s an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing independent media worldwide and call on all governments to support the media.
Join us on ZOOM for this special online event on World Press Freedom Day where we will discuss what the virus and the tremendous changes to our societies we are all experiencing means for those who work with the media.
Speakers will be announced soon.
Event is co-organised by The Hague Municipality, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and RNW media.
JOIN US ON ZOOM!
For this event we have transformed the HagueTalks event and moved online.
The Zoom url to join us is: (available soon)
Meeting ID: (available soon)
The event starts at 16:00 GMT+2. If you call out of the Netherlands, please check your timezone.
GET READY AHEAD OF TIME
Please make sure you have downloaded the Zoom launcher, or read this page to learn more about Zoom, including how to use it in your browser if you don’t want to download it.
Computer desktop and laptops offer the best interactive possibilities; tablets and phones somewhat less. This event will be also streamed on Facebook Live.
We encourage attendees to share information from HagueTalks Online on social media using the hashtag #HagueTalks. We will also enable a realtime online dialogue with speakers. Watch this space!