GFMD partners organize parallel strategic consultations alongside the Jakarta World Forum on Media Development
UNESCO is organising an expert meeting on September 19, 2016 on Indicator 16.10.2 within the framework of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The workshop will take place at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN), ahead of the opening of the World Forum on the September 20. Indicator 16.10.2 relates to public access to information, as defined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It mandates assessment of the “number of countries that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information.” The meeting will aim to develop data partnerships for the purpose of reporting progress on this indicator over the next 15 years.
Mobile technology is helping the repressed find a voice. But that doesn’t make journalists freer.
Pravit Rojanaphruk worked at The Nation for 23 years. One of Thailand’s top reporters and editors, he was fired following the military coup of 2014, detained twice, forbidden to travel and harassed regularly by the world’s last remaining military junta. “I could never overstress the price I paid for being vocal,” Rojanaphruk says.