World Press Freedom Day to focus on new media

The United States will be the international host of World Press Freedom Day 2011 May 1-3.

A conference on press freedom issues will take place over three days at the Newseum and National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference is 21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers.

Click here to register.

Day 1: Sunday, May 1 (Newseum)

6:30-7:30pm

Opening Ceremony

7:30-9:30pm

Opening Reception hosted by Omidyar Network

Day 2: Monday, May 2 (Newseum)

9-9:30am

Roll-out of Freedom House’s Press Freedom Map for 2011

9:45-10:45am

Plenary Session 1: Press Freedom: How Far Have We Come and Where are We Going?

11:45-12:45pm

Break Out Sessions

2:15-3:45pm

Plenary Session 2: New Barriers: Censorship in the Digital Age

4:15-5:45pm

Break Out Sessions

6:30-8:30pm

Reception at Newseum hosted by Google

Day 3: Tuesday, May 3 (National Press Club)

9:00-10:30am

Plenary Session 3: New Frontiers: Transforming Media in the 21st Century

11:00-12:30pm

Break Out Sessions

12:30-2:00pm

NPC Lunch

2:00-3:00pm

Concluding Plenary Session and Adoption of the Washington Declaration

3:30-5:30pm

Cano World Press Freedom Award Ceremony

5:30-6:30pm

Closing Reception at National Press Club

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1 Comment

Filed under International News Coverage, Press Freedom

One response to “World Press Freedom Day to focus on new media

  1. On the 3th of may I´ll publish a link to make this day known.

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