MISA Lesotho’s World Press Freedom Day activities 2016

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In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day celebrated on 3rd May, MISA Lesotho in partnership with the US embassy and UNESCO have planned the following activities for 2016.

Live stream with US investigative journalist
Date: 3 May 2016
Time: 13:30-15:00
Venue: American Corner, State Library

Journalists are invited to ask questions during a live stream session with Glen Kessler, a seasoned investigative journalist, businessman, and Washington Post fact-checker columnist. The session focuses on issues of journalistic integrity, media sustainability and ensuring media credibility.

World Press Freedom Day celebrations at Quthing community
7th May 2016
Time: 09:00-13:00
Venue: Quthing Pitso Ground, Upper Moyeni, Quthing

Members of Quthing community and media practitioners are invited to attend World Press Freedom Day celebrations at Quthing district. The event will celebrate the district’s multilingual and cultural diversity and includes traditional songs and dances. MISA Lesotho will hand over of radio station equipment to the community on the day.

Screening of the film, Spotlight
Thursday, 19th May 2016
Time: 14:00-17:00
Venue: American Corner, State Library

Investigative journalists, journalists and editors are invited to a screening of the US film, Spotlight. The film demonstrates the power of investigative journalism, following journalists investigating massive cover up of child molestation within the Catholic church in the United States.

Investigative awards presentation
Friday, 27th May 2016
Time: 17:00-20:00
Venue: MISA Lesotho premises, Happy Villa, House 1b

MISA Lesotho members and practising journalists are invited to attend the presentation of the investigative reporting awards. These will be presented to local journalists in the categories radio, TV and print for reports published between November 2015 and May 2016.

About MISA Lesotho

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Lesotho was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.