The Role of Media in the Human Rights Council

Online Side Event at the margins of the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council


Co-organised with UPR-Info, the side event will enable a dialogue between practicioners, experts, civil society, and states on the way forward when it comes to the engagement of media professionals with the UN Human Rights Council and its mechanisms, including the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). For more information on other official side events, follow this link to the OHCHR (at the top right corner).

The online event will be held via Zoom and in English.

Please register here.



Ms. Mona M'Bikay, Director UPR-Info

Dr. Olaf Wientzek, Director Multilateral Dialogue KAS Geneva


Ms. Meryn Schneiderhan, Second Secretary, US Mission Geneva

Mr. Guilherme Canela Godoi, Chief of Section of Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists, UNESCO

Mr. Albert Sharra, Multi-award winning Journalist, Malawi

Ms. Laura O'Brien, UN Advocacy Officer, Access Now

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  • Meryn Schneiderhan (US Mission Geneva)
    • Guilherme Canela Godoi (UNESCO)
      • Albert Sharra (Journalist Malawi)
        • Laura O'Brien (Access Now)
          • Mona M'Bikay (UPR-Info)
            • Dr. Olaf Wientzek (KAS Geneva)

              Sarah Ultes

              Sarah Ultes

              Research Assistant

              sarah.ultes@kas.de +41 22 748 70 73
              Side Event,The role of Media in covering the HRC, 30.09