Celebration of the World Press Freedom Day 2022

Celebration of the World Press Freedom Day under the theme
“Journalism Under Digital Siege”
28 April 2022, Radisson Blu Hotel Verdun – Beirut
9am to 1pm

Opening Remarks
SMEX
UNESCO Beirut Office

Session one: Media freedom, spyware, safety of journalists and the right to privacy in the digital era
Moderator
Ms. Ranim Bou Khzam, UNESCO Beirut Office

Speakers
Mr. Jack Bakaev, Internet Society (ISOC)
Ms. Lama Fakih, Human Rights Watch
Mr. Abed Kataya, Social Media Exchange (SMEX)

Session two: Media challenges in a culture of impunity
Moderator
Ms. Rouba El-Helou, Notre Dame University (NDU)

Speakers
Ms. Hala Bejjani, International Media Support (IMS)
Ms. Roula Mikhael, Maharat Foundation
Ms. Roula Najem, SEEDS for Legal Initiatives
Mr. Edmond Sassine, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI)

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SMEX is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa.