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Safety of journalists in the Ukraine war – UNESCO World Press Freedom Day

Speakers: – Sergiy Tomilenko – President of the National Union of Ukrainian Journalists (NUJU) – Teresa Ribeiro – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media – Jeremy Dear – Deputy General Secretary, International Federation for Journalists (IFJ) – Rebecca Vincent – Director of Operations and Campaigns, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) – Daryna Shevchenko – CEO of the Kyiv Independent & Co-founder of The Fix Moderator: Tom Law – Head of Policy and Learning, Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) Description: Free and independent media are critical for ensuring civilians have access to potentially life-saving information, debunking disinformation and rumours, particularly in times of conflict. Journalists are frontline witnesses to the war in Ukraine, risking their lives to keep their fellow citizens and the international community informed.