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Strengthening the Safety of Women Journalists in Europe: From Challenges to Solutions.

30 Jun 23 14h00 - 30 Jun 23 16h00

Moderator: Laurence Gillois, Director a.i, UN Women Brussels Liaison Office 2:00 pm Welcome by Ms Elena Kountouri Tapiero, acting Regional Representative, UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe 2:05 pm Introductory remarks by Nicole Ameline, member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 2:10 pm Setting the scene: testimonies and data on threats and attacks faced by women journalists in Europe ▪ Carole Cadwalladr, British author, investigative journalist and features writer ▪ Guilherme Canela De Souza Godoi, Chief of Section, Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists, UNESCO 2:30 pm Improving responses through a holistic approach: moderated discussion animated by a panel exchange ▪ Carlos Perez Maestro, Policy Officer for Audiovisual and Media, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission ▪ Dieuwke Vos, Freedom of expression expert, Multilateral Organisations and Human Rights Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ▪ Asha Allen, Advocacy Director for Europe, Online Expression and Civic Space, Centre for Democracy and Technology Europe Office ▪ Tom Gibson, EU Representative, Committee to Protect Journalists 3:30 pm Wrap up and closing by Simon Walker, Chief of Rule of Law and Democracy Section, Rule of Law, Equality and Non-discrimination branch, UN Human Rights.