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Global Conference for Media Freedom, London 2019: session videos

Watch some of the main Global Media Freedom Conference sessions that were livestreamed on 10 and 11 July.

Media Freedom conference logo with panel seating in the distance

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:

Media Freedom conference: day 1 main plenary and press conference

Safety and protection of journalists

Chrystia Freeland hosts a discussion on the threats faced by journalists:

Media Freedom conference: safety and protection of journalists

Day 2: 11 July

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland chairs an international panel about how journalists address disinformation:

Media Freedom Conference: day 2 navigating disinformation

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.

Media Freedom conference: day 2 main plenary

A selection of the other sessions are also available to watch on YouTube.

Find out more about the Global Conference for Media Freedom.

Keep up to date with all of the latest news from the conference and join the conversation on twitter: #DefendMediaFreedom.

Published 10 July 2019
Last updated 11 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated with latest livestream on navigating disinformation
  2. Updated with day 2 main plenary discussion.
  3. Updated as day 1 main plenary starts
  4. First published.