3 May 2019
To mark the 2019 World Press Freedom Day, the UNESCO Almaty Office and the Kazakhstani Media Alliance organized a discussion on the global theme - Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation in Almaty on 26 April.35 participants - members of the Media Alliance, representatives of diplomatic missions in Almaty and media outlets discussed the role of the media in the forthcoming presidential elections in Kazakhstan.
The participants discussed how the digital era affects electoral communications, as well as the proposed changes in the communication and information legislation of Kazakhstan.
Message from the Director-General
"Press freedom is the cornerstone of democratic societies. All States, all nations, are strengthened by information, debate and the exchange of opinions. At a time of growing discourse of mistrust and delegitimization of the press and journalism, it is essential that we guarantee freedom of opinion through the free exchange of ideas and information based on factual truths".
— Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, message on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day
Message by United Nations Secretary-General
- Celebration Agenda.pdf
- Photo report on celebration is available here
- Media about the event:
Dauren Abayev, Minister of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the opening ceremony ©UNESCO Almaty
Kanat Sakharianov, Conference Moderator, Director of the Media Alliance, Nur-Sultan Branch; Head of Atamekan Business Channel ©UNESCO Almaty
Global Campaign - Defend Journalism.
Data of International foundation on protection of the freedom of speech Adil soz
Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/world-press-freedom-day-2019