UK Minister for Africa to address Eastern Africa Editors Society as it marks World Press Freedom Day

The United Kingdom Minister for Africa James Duddridge will address journalists in Kenya  the Eastern Africa Editors Society as it marks the World Press Freedom Day tomorrow, May 3, 2021. Mr Duddridge will highlight the work journalists do amid challenging environments, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tomorrow’s session will be the last in a five-day series of meetings organised by the Eastern Africa Editors Society to mark the World Press Day. The regional consultative meeting has drawn delegates from Kenya, Ethiopia, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania and on how to strengthen media freedoms in the region.

The World Press Day celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom and evaluates press freedom around the world. The day is also used to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. This year’s theme for the World Press Freedom Day is: Information as a Public Good.

The meeting will also be addressed by the new chairman of the Media Owners Association Mr. Stephen Gitagama, Dr. Yumiko Yokozeki, the Director of the UNESCO Addis Ababa Liaison Office to AU and UNECA, Dr. Peter Mwesige, co-founder of the Africa Center for Media Excellence (ACME), Muthoki Mumo, the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Sub-Saharan Africa Representative and Mugambi Kiai, the Article 19 Eastern Africa Director.

The online session starts at 8.00am EAT.

Please use the same link to join the meeting:

Meeting ID: 958 2698 5082
Passcode: 857951

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For any clarifications, please reach out to Rosalia Omungo, the CEO of the Kenya Editors Guild on +254 720 277411 or

About the Eastern Africa Editors Society

 The Eastern Africa Editors Society brings together Ethiopia Editors Guild, Tanzania Editors Forum, Kenya Editors Guild and Uganda Editors Guild to contribute towards deepening media independence and press freedom in the region and beyond.