Stronger Media Systems for Open Government

12:00 - 13:20
Canada Hall, Shaw Centre

The session will explore opportunities provided by the OGP process for improving the democratic governance of media systems. Because the media play a critical role in the open government movement, and given the rise of "fake news" and declining public trust in institutions, the session will aim to raise the profile of the media sector as a critical thematic area within the OGP. The session will:
  1. Explore how the OGP process can help media reformers improve media systems
  2. Identify ongoing activity in this area in the OGP community
  3. Discuss how to effectively link work around media to other thematic priorities
  4. Strategize how to increase the involvement of the media development and freedom of expression communities in the OGP at the national and global levels

Theme: Open track

Livestream: Yes

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Panel

Speakers

Chrystia Freeland: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada Mark Nelson: Senior Director, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), USA, Charlotte Hull: Deputy Director, Department for International Development (DFID), UK, Craig Matasick: Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France, Gilbert Sendugwa: Director, Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC), Uganda, Daoud Kuttab: Director General, Community Media Network, Jordan

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