MU–DCMF press for greater media freedom

Magda Abu-Fadil attends experts meeting at Doha Center for Media Freedom, January 2012

MU director Magda Abu-Fadil helped organize and participated in an experts meeting at the Qatar-based Doha Center for Media Freedom January 30-31, 2012 which grouped journalists, activists, and members of international and Arab NGOs to discuss issues affecting the Middle East/North Africa region.

Participants pressed for protection and expansion of media freedoms in the Arab world, discussed media laws and regulations, capacity building, institution building, media management, safety and rights of journalists, and, formulated recommendations for publication into a guidebook for the media.