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Keynote Speech [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 4
 

4:00pm

Opening Ceremony

Moderator
avatar for Richard Gizbert

Richard Gizbert

Creator and Host, The Listening Post, Al Jazeera English
Richard Gizbert created The Listening Post for Al Jazeera and has hosted the programme since its debut in 2006. Prior to that he spent 11 years as a London correspondent for ABC News (US), doing extensive war reporting in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Rwanda and Somalia.Prior to joining ABC News, Gizbert worked in Canada, cov... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Møller

Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
Mr. Møller has over 35 years of experience as an international civil servant in the United Nations.He began his career in 1979 with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and worked with UNHCR in different capacities in New York, Iran, Mexico, Haiti and Geneva... Read More →
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Markus Spillmann

International Press Institute (IPI), Chair, Executive Board
Markus Spillmann was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14. His appointment followed over a decade of service with the Swiss daily newspaper. From 1995-2001, he worked for the paper’s foreign news... Read More →
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Noel Curran

Director General, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Noel took up the role of Director General of the EBU in September 2017.Noel is the former DG, Managing Director of Television and Editor of Current Affairs of RTÉ, Ireland's national television and radio broadcaster. As Director General he successfully led RTÉ during one of of the... Read More →
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Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Barbara Trionfi is Executive Director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism. Her field of expertise... Read More →
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David Jordan

Director, Editorial Policy & Standards, BBC
David Jordan became the BBC’s Director of Editorial Policy & Standards in October 2007. Prior to that, he had been Controller of Editorial Policy since December 2005 and the BBC’s Chief Adviser, Politics for the two previous years. He began his career in television journalism... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

5:30pm

Celebrating Courage and Excellence in Journalism
Keynote remarks on the state of press freedom worldwide with a mention of examples of extraordinary courage and resilience in fighting for press freedom and the free flow of news.

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL: https://youtu.be/N4OWMyJuB74

Speakers
avatar for Jesper Højberg

Jesper Højberg

Executive Director, International Media Support
Jesper Højberg is the Executive Director of International Media Support, an international, Denmark-based organisation that works with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In 2001, Jesper Højberg set up IMS in the wake of the Rwanda... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Trionfi

Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Barbara Trionfi is Executive Director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism. Her field of expertise... Read More →
MR

Maria Ressa

CEO; Executive Editor, Rappler.com
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Ruşen Çakır

Chief editor, Medyascope
Based in Istanbul, Ruşen Çakir works as a journalist since 1985. He worked for Nokta (weekly), Tempo (weekly), Cumhuriyet (daily), Milliyet (daily), CNN-Türk (news channel) and NTV (news channel), Vatan (daily), Habertürk (daily). He is one of the leading founders and current... Read More →
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Savea Sano Malifa

Editor-in-Chief, Samoa Observer
avatar for Mazen Darwish

Mazen Darwish

Founder and President, Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression
Mazen Darwish is a prominent Syrian lawyer and human rights defender who has advocated for media freedom in his country for more than 10 years. He was released from prison in August 2015 after spending nearly three-and-a-half of those years behind bars on spurious terrorism charges... Read More →
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Daoud Kuttab

Director General, Community Media Network
An award-winning Palestinian journalist and media activist, Daoud Kuttab is the director-general of Community Media Network (CMN), a non-profit dedicated to advancing independent media in the Middle East. CMN is registered in both Jordan and Palestine and administers Amman.net and... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

5:50pm

Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Gilles Marchand

Gilles Marchand

Director General, SRG SSR
Gilles Marchand was named Director General of SRG SSR in November 2016. He took up his role as head of the Corporation on 1 October 2017. Prior to that he was Director of TSR (Télévision Suisse Romande), which became RTS (Radiotélévision Suisse) in 2010 following the merger of... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 5:50pm - 6:05pm
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland