VIENNA, 21 June 2012 – Four global freedom of expression rapporteurs, including the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, will launch their annual 2012 Joint Declaration on "Crimes against Freedom of Expression" in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on Monday, 25 June.
Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression; Catalina Botero, the Organization of American States Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression; and Faith Pansy Tlakula, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, alongside Mijatović, will take part in the launch on the margins of the International Press Institute’s 61st World Congress.
The 14th Joint Declaration will outline major threats around the world to journalists and media outlets, suggest universal solutions and encourage their implementation.
Journalists are invited to attend the press conference on the occasion of the Declaration launch. The press conference is set to start at 9:00 on 25 June 2012 in the Hyatt Regency Hotel Trinidad, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Please note: Both media representatives and congress participants who wish to attend should register with Bruce Blake, IPI Manager of Communications and Philanthropic Enterprise, at the IPI Registration desk by 18:00 on Sunday, 24 June.
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The full programme of the IPI World Congress can be accessed at http://www.ipiworldcongress.com/2012/programme.html.