Press Freedom Day to feature Nobel Peace Prize Laureates | The Guardian Nigeria News

World Press Freedom Day 2022 is expected to engage Nobel Peace Prize laureates. The event is co-organized with the Nobel Peace Summit on the role of journalism in promoting peace.

Under the theme “Journalism under siege by the digital”, the event will be held from May 2 to 5, 2022 in Uruguay. It should also serve as a springboard for new initiatives, combating digital threats jeopardizing free and independent journalism, the safety of journalists; protecting journalists from spyware and hacking, improving media sustainability and safeguarding information as a public good. The conference will mark the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, which will be held in Vienna, Austria on 2 November. The award ceremony for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is also planned. for that day.

Other high-level sessions include a special session on the recently adopted UNESCO recommendations on the ethics of artificial intelligence, a session on the protection of artistic freedom, freedom of expression and scientific freedom; the launch of the joint declaration of the special mandates on freedom of expression and a debate between the presidents and presidents of the regional human rights courts.

Confirmed speakers on the opening talk show, “Journalism under Digital Siege,” include WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart; Colombian investigative journalist Claudia Duque; Executive Director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR), Timnit Gebru and author, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism and professor emeritus, Harvard Business School, Shoshana Zuboff.

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