World leaders, journalists and others gathered in London on 10 and 11 July 2019 for a 2-day conference to agree ways to defend media freedom. Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jeremy Hunt, the UK Foreign Secretary hosted the conference, which was the first of its kind.
The first day of the conference focused on defining the challenges to media freedom worldwide. The second looked at framing solutions to these challenges.
Some of the main sessions were livestreamed and are available to watch live on this page.
Day 1: 10 July
Main plenary and press conference
Jeremy Hunt, Chrystia Freeland, Amal Clooney, Venezuelan journalist Luz Mely Reyes and Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas discuss the threats faced by journalists:
Main plenary: defining media freedom and why it is important
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, Special Envoy for Media Freedom Amal Clooney, UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay, BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall, and Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia HE Mr Gobind Singh Deo discuss importance of media freedom.