"Freedom in a Time of Crisis" - World Forum Normandy for Peace

Event start: 
02.10.2020 14:30
Event end: 
02.10.2020 16:00
Location: 
Abbaye aux Dames, Caen

 

 

 

 

World Forum Normandy for Peace
1 & 2 October 2020
Preventing War: responding to new threats

FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER
2.30PM - 4PM
FREEDOM IN A TIME OF CRISIS
In partnership with the WARM Foundation


In the entire history of many modern countries, freedom has never been as limited as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the majority of citizens accept the legitimacy of these restrictions, the pandemic poses a significant threat to the freedom of individuals and the press. In addition to being exploited for political purposes, the fear of the pandemic could have a long-term impact on fundamental freedoms, both in authoritarian regimes and in major democracies.

Moderator:
- Lucas Menget, deputy editor-in-chief, France Info

Speakers:
- Pauline Adès-Mevel, editor-in-chief at Reporter Without Borders
- Valerie Hopkins, South-East Europe correspondent, the Financial Times
- Dunja Mijatović, commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe
- Megha Rajagopalan, International correspondent for BuzzFeed News