Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Round table "The role of Mass Media in the human rights protection"

On December 12, 2013 the UN office in Russia held a discussion with the youth audience under the XIX-th Stalker International Film Festival. The roundtable was held at the Central House of Journalists and was dedicated to the celebration of International Human Rights Day. During the meeting the participants considered achievements of the Vienna conference in 1993 in the context of Russian realities, emphasized the universal nature of human rights and discussed the ways of involvement of the journalistic community to a global movement for the promotion and protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms by means of Mass Media. The free form of communication allowed to speak out on the subject of various issues raised in the Stalker film festival, such as the struggle against all forms of discrimination, prevention of gender inequality and violence against women, the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as migrants. The discussion was attended by professional journalists, representatives of the UN agencies in Russia and the Russian Union of Journalists, film directors participating in this Film Festival, as well as the students of the PFUR master's program «International Protection of Human Rights».