“Journalism after Charlie” :Â UNESCO organizes a day of reflection and debate on Freedom of Expression
Increasing violence against journalists and the need to reinforce respect for diversity and freedom of expression will be the focus of an event at UNESCO Headquarters on Wednesday 14 January.
The event follows last weekâ€™s attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and the hostage siege at a Kosher supermarket in Paris. Seventeen people lost their lives in this violence.
Â UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will open the programme with French cartoonist Plantu. Two round table debates will follow.
A collection of Cartooning for Peace’s cartoons about Charlie Hebdo tragedy will be shown during meetings.