2014 SAMSN Meeting: Kathmandu, Nepal

19 Jul, 2014

Journalists, human rights activists and union leaders representing press freedom organisations and journalists unions across the South Asian region met at Kathmandu from July 18 to 20, 2014 for the 13th annual meeting of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN).

More than forty journalists, human rights activists and union leaders from seven countries of South Asia participated in the meeting.

The SAMSN, together with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), held this important meeting that discussed regional issues and challenges to media freedom and solidarity, and planned joint strategies for future advocacy and campaigns.

The meeting focused on impunity and strategies to combat it, wage issues and digital campaigning possibilities for advocacy.

During the meeting, participants received a special two-day training in secure communications under the South Asia Media for Democracy project, supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund.

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