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Day 2 Session 8
Purpose of Media Rights Monitoring
To provide a basic introduction to media rights monitoring, and to develop a shared understanding of the value of monitoring media rights. Participants will be able to identify the need to monitor, discuss the differing reasons and outcomes of monitoring, and discuss the qualities and skills of a good monitor (the session is condensed and may not have time to address fully the qualities and skills of a good monitor).
Why monitor ?
Keep subject on their toes
Seeking to protect media groups
Ensure elections are fair
Assist peacekeeping processes
Violations of journalists rights.
From Project XIX, inaugural meeting of the Pacific Freedom Forum, in support of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Held 6-8 May 2009, UNESCO conference centre, Apia, Samoa.
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