Together for Reliable Information: Highlighting Civil Society efforts to monitor target 16.10 in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Friday, 9 July 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

The Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the UN, UNESCO and the UN Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists, with Free Press Unlimited, International Press Institute and Article 19

In partnership with UNESCO, the UN Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists, Civil Society organisations aim to present the results of their documentation of data and trends on safety of journalists and provide recommendations of Civil Society to protect Public Access to Information and the work of media and journalists. Civil Society organizations will share regional reports from South Asia, Sub Sahara Africa and Latin America which zoom in on Voluntary Report Contributions from Colombia, Indonesia and Pakistan. Contributors to these reports will provide an overview of challenges and results based on their efforts and experiences in order to provide best practices in the framework of Voluntary National Reporting mechanisms as well as discuss forward action to guarantee Public Access to Information within the scope of the Sustainable Development Goals and provide input to the UN plan of Action for Journalist Safety as well as ensure more comprehensive reporting on the SDG target 16.10.

United Nations