Join the World Press Freedom Conference 2020

The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNESCO will host the World Press Freedom Conference next year. The event will take place on April 22, 23, 24 at the World Forum in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.

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Both organizers call upon those active in the field of press freedom to participate. WPFC 2020 will also feature the first-ever World Press Freedom Festival. At least 1500 participants from all over the world are expected. Among them a number of high profile journalists will show up at the World Forum.

Journalism without fear or favour

WPFC 2020 has chosen Journalism without fear or favour as its title. In many countries the independence and freedom of media is under attack. Journalists must be able to do their work without fear of or favour from any particular person, opinion, ideology, or other actors. WPFC 2020 wants to contribute to this goal by agenda-setting, by inspiring and learning, and by mobilizing people into action. The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNESCO call upon everyone to join this effort for positive change - including governments, journalists and media, the judiciary and legal sector, Internet businesses, civil society, academia and the youth.

Call for proposals

WPFC 2020 offers a unique platform to those active in the field of media and press freedom to engage with a broad audience about their work and perhaps to build new partnerships. As from today it’s possible to submit proposals for break-out sessions and other activities during the conference and festival, in varying formats. Such as workshops, artistic expressions, testimonies, debates. For more details about participating in the conference and how to submit your proposal, please check out the website of UNESCO.

Pre-register now

Apart from sending in a proposal it’s also possible to pre-register as a conference participant for WPFC 2020. Requests will be replied soon with directions on how to proceed further. All participants need to complete the pre-registration.

World Press Freedom Day

The conference and festival will be followed by the annual World Press Freedom Day on 3 May.