First Global Conference for Media Freedom held in London

Last Updated: July 15, 2019

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First Global Conference for Media Freedom held in London
15 July 2019 Current Affairs: First Global Conference for Media Freedom 2019, hosted by the United Kingdom (UK) and Canada, was held on July 10-11, 2019 in London, UK. 
It is co-hosted by Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jeremy Hunt, the UK Foreign Secretary. 
The conference is structured around 4 themes
The four themes are protection and prosecution, including impunity, national frameworks and legislation, building trust in media and countering disinformation and media sustainability.
 Indian delegation led by Prasar Bharati Chairman Surya Prakash.
The UK government committed 18 million pounds .
Their main aim is to improve media freedom across the world.
They announced the creation of a new Global Media Defence Fund.
The new Global Media Defence Fund, administered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will support, train and provide legal support to journalists in the most dangerous parts of the world.
The UK will provide 3 million pounds and Canada will provide Canadian Dollar 1 million contribution to the new fund.
From the UK’s Department for International Development Fund, a 15 million pounds Protecting Media Freedom programme will help to tackle the root causes of the global crisis in independent media.

About UK:
♦ Capital: London
♦ Currency: Pound sterling

About Canada:
♦ Capital: Ottawa
♦ Currency: Canadian dollar

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