A free press is essential to democracy, but disinformation and attacks on reporters’ credibility undermine media freedom.

Join us for a special Media Freedom event, hosted by the British Consulate-General in Vancouver, in partnership with the UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, and the UBC Global Reporting Centre, for a panel discussion to consider these important issues.

Media Freedom Panel:

  • Mohamed Fahmy, Award-winning Journalist, Author, and Human Rights Defender
  • Peter Klein, Director, Global Reporting Centre and Professor, UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
  • Kiran Nazish, Founding Director, Coalition For Women In Journalism; Professor, Brandon University
  • Simon Collard-Wexler, Deputy Director, Human Rights and Indigenous Affairs Policy, Global Affairs Canada

Moderated by Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner

Opening Remarks from Lord Ahmad, Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Register online to receive the event link.

This event comes just a week before Canada will host the second annual Global Conference on Media Freedom, virtually with Botswana. The inaugural conference was co-hosted by the UK and Canada last year in London.