Can Yeginsu joins Panel Discussion at the Global Conference for Media Freedom 2020

Can Yeginsu, Member of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, will join Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne, the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, together with Lord Neuberger, Baroness Helena Kennedy and Amal Clooney as speakers in today’s second Global Conference for Media Freedom, hosted by Canada and Botswana.

Building on the inaugural Global Conference for Media Freedom held in London last year, the aim of the conference is to provide a forum for the strengthening of joint efforts on media freedom globally and for journalists and media workers, civil society and governments to connect.

Can Yeginsu will join a distinguished panel of guests in launching the High Level Panel’s Second ReportA Pressing Concern: Protecting and Promoting Press Freedom by Strengthening Consular Support to Journalists at Risk”. The Panel will be moderated by Margaux Ewen, Executive Director, James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, and also feature: Masih Alinejad, Exiled Iranian Political Journalist, TV presenter and Women’s Rights Activist; Amal Clooney, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and Deputy Chair of the High Level Panel; The Honourable Irwin Cotler, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and long-time Member of Parliament and report author and member of the High Level Panel; and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Director, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI).

The Report on Consular Support is the second in a line of High Level Panel Enforcement Reports to have been released by the High Level Panel. The Report examines the existing State approaches respecting consular assistance for journalists at risk abroad and proposes key recommendations for implementation by States.

The High Level Panel’s third report, “Report on Providing Safe Refuge to Journalists at Risk” authored by Can Yeginsu will be launched on 23 November 2020 at the IBA’s 2020 Virtually Together Conference. You can register for the event here which will feature an eminent panel of speakers, including Lord Neuberger, Ms Amal Clooney, Dr Courtney Radsch of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Mr David McCraw of the New York Times and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, who will discuss the Report’s set of specific recommendations that States can implement to provide safe, reliable, and effective relocation pathways for journalists at risk.

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