The Public Media Alliance will be in attendance at the third Global Conference for Media Freedom.

The conference is taking place in Tallinn, Estonia, on the 9th and 10th February. It is being hosted by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Estonian Institute of Human Rights.

The Public Media Alliance has been a part of the Media Freedom Coalition’s Consultative Network since its inception in 2019.

It will be a hybrid event, and an opportunity for academics, media analysts, civil society groups, media organisations, and journalists to interact and network with each other. It will “combine traditional and innovative media freedom topics focusing on Disinformation and Freedom of Speech, Protection of Journalists and interlinkages between Media Freedom and Internet Freedom.”

Speakers include the President of the Republic of Estonia, Alar Karis; Nobel Prize winner and editor of the Navajo Gazeta, Dmitry Muratov; and UNESCO’s General Director, Audrey Azoulay.

During the conference, there will be sessions on the “principles for effective media support”, “a sustainable and viable future for journalism”, and how media can “build a gender just world.” On the second day, there will be three panels on disinformation and freedom of speech, journalist safety, and the interlinkages between media freedom and internet freedom.

Read more: Global Conference for Media Freedom 2020: CSOs call on States for concrete actions

Header image: PMA CEO Sally-Ann Wilson (right) speaks as part of the closing panel during the 2019 Conference held in London with (from left) Alastair King-Smith, Elaine Ayotte and Nishant Lilwani. Credit: Chloe Howcroft/PMA