“A vibrant and free media is essential to democracy and human rights. During this critical time, we must stand together to protect the freedom of media workers who pursue necessary truths, within and beyond our own borders” François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs #Canada

Channel 1 Los Angeles

10/26/2020 Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will co-host the second Global Conference for Media Freedom with Botswana on November 16, 2020.

This online conference will bring together traditional and digital media workers, international and civil society organizations, and governments. It will provide a forum to develop collaborative and innovative approaches that counter the challenges to media freedom and that strengthen the protections required to safeguard journalists, freedom of expression and human rights around the world.

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will deliver the keynote address at the global conference. The High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, chaired by Lord Neuberger and deputy-chaired by Amal Clooney, will also provide an update on its work.

More information about the conference, including further speaker and registration details, will be made available on the 2020 Global Conference for Media Freedom web page over the coming weeks.

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