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The World Press Freedom Day Global conference will explore the vital role of journalism and freedom of expression in the context of current global planetary crises.

During more than 60 sessions over three days, journalists, scientists, artists, activists, political leaders and judicial actors will meet to discuss the challenges of the global environmental crisis and the role of freedom of expression and press freedom in addressing it. The Conference will bring participants together to discuss efforts to strengthen environmental reporting, address dis- and misinformation about environmental issues, promote initiatives to investigate environmental crimes, and ensure the safety of those who expose them.

Conference tracks:

Track 1 - Building a sustainable future with Freedom of Expression
Track 2 – Old and emerging challenges
Track 3 – Governance and decision-making
Track 4 - Santiago + 30 Where are we now?
Track 5 – Freedom of Expression Latin America

Around 40 side events organised by partners will take place on May 4, at the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral in Santiago, Chile. Join compelling panels delving into the growing threats faced by reporters uncovering environmental crimes. Engage with leading investigative journalists, reporters, photojournalists, press freedom and legal experts and more. Join the film screenings and the interactive sessions prepared for you. 

APC will be present in several side events:

11:00 – 12:30
  • Disinformation and other risks of covering environmental crimes in the Amazon. Organised by CPJ, APC and Intervozes
14:30 – 16:00
  • Ensuring Rights-Respecting Governance of Digital Platforms: Multi Stakeholder Perspectives in the Latin American context and the role of UNESCO Guidelines. Organised by Derechos Digitales
16:30 – 17:30
  • The gender dimensions of disinformation - Freedom of expression and gender justice. Organised by APC, United Nations Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Free Press Unlimited 
02 - 04 May 2024
Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral, Santiago, Chile
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