United Nations International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East 3 – 4 November 2022

 

PROGRAMME


THURSDAY, 3 NOVEMBER 2022


Opening Session
09:30 - 10:30 | Registration
10:30 - 10:45 | Opening session


Opening statements
- Ms. Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications,
United Nations
- H.E. Ambassador Wolfgang Amadeus Brülhart, Swiss Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa
Messages
- H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
- H.E. Mr. Cheikh Niang, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People


PANEL I


10:45 - 12:45 | Panel I: Honoring the legacy of Shireen Abu Akleh:
Protecting journalists covering the conflict
Moderator: Ms. Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global
Communications, United Nations
- Mr. Gideon Levy, Columnist and a member of the editorial board, Haaretz
- H.E. Dr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the
United Nations
- Mr. Denis Masmejan, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders, Switzerland
- Ms. Ana Luiza Massot Thompson-Flores, Director, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization Office (UNESCO), Geneva
10:45 - 11:45 | Initial statements and panel discussion
11:45 - 12:45 | Q&A session
LUNCH
12:45 - 15:00 | Lunch


PANEL II


15:00 - 17:00 | Panel II: Forgotten stories in the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict: how political news eclipses coverage of economic challenges
Moderator: Ms. Nanette Braun, Chief, Communication Campaigns Service, Campaigns and Country Operations Division, UN Department of Global Communications
- Professor Edmund Gharib, Professor, American University
- Ms. Dalia Hatuqa, Multimedia journalist specializing in Israeli/Palestinian affairs
- Mr. David Rosenberg, Business editor, Haaretz
15:00 - 16:00 | Initial statements and panel discussion
16:00 - 17:00 | Q&A session

PANEL III


10:30 – 12:30 | Panel III: Young journalists: opportunities and
challenges
Moderator: Ms. Alessandra Vellucci, Director, United Nations Information Service in Geneva
- Mr. Ali Ghaith, Communications Analyst, United Nations Development
Programme, Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Mr. Montaser Marai, Manager, Media Initiatives, Media Initiatives Department Aljazeera Media Institute
- Ms. Pnina Pfeuffer, Journalist, +972
10:30 - 11:30 | Initial statements and panel discussion
11:30 - 12:30 | Q&A session
CLOSING CEREMONY
12:30 – 12:45 | Concluding session


Closing Statements
- Ms. Nanette Braun, Chief, Communication Campaigns Service, Campaigns and Country Operations Division, UN Department of Global Communications

 

To attend this event in person, register here. The seminar will also be live streamed on UN Web TV. Arabic Interpretation will be provided during the two-day event.