Youth Newsroom to share the insights of UNESCO´s main World Press Freedom Day celebration with you
Don´t want to miss out on what will be going on at the main World Press Freedom Day conference and side-events in Helsinki? Worry not; the Youth Newsroom will keep you informed!
Fifty young journalists from ten countries will come together as the Youth Newsroom that will cover the celebrations on 2-4 May. The Youth Newsroom will operate from the Finlandia Hall and its members will attend all conference sessions and related events, to find and convey to the world the most interesting news, touching personal stories and greatest insights emerging from them.
This will mark the fifth year in which a Youth Newsroom reports from UNESCO´s global commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, with previous editions organized to cover the main conferences held in Tunisia (2012), Costa Rica (2013), UNESCO HQ in Paris (2014) and Latvia (2015).
It is the turn for Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences’ School of Journalism in Finland to host this year´s Youth Newsroom. Some of its journalism students will be joined by other Finnish participants completing their studies at the Journalism Schools of Turku University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University and Jyväskylä University. Also part of this truly multinational experience will be journalism students and young journalists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa; joining the newsroom thanks to the support of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Networks of Mediterranean Youth project (NET-MED Youth, which is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNESCO).
Together, Youth Newsroom members will produce multi-media content that will be disseminated through the online news site wpfd2016.com. There, you will find news, videos, podcasts and data analyses on press freedom, inspired by the main celebration of World Press Freedom Day that is being jointly organized by UNESCO and the Government of Finland. The official hashtag for the conference is #wpdf2016. You can find the latest updates shared by attendees as well as by the Youth Newsroom by following this hashtag in twitter and other social media platforms.