Professional Ethics, Media Legislation & Freedom of Expression in Lebanon

IPJ/UNESCO/IPI Roundtable — Beirut, Lebanon, March 1-2, 2002

Magda Abu-Fadil

Marcello Scarone

HE Ghazi Aridi

Riyad F. Nassar

Octavia Nasr

Mona Ziade

Gebran Tueni

Friday March 1, 2002

9:30 AM

Introduction. Ms. Magda Abu-Fadil, Director, Institute for Professional Journalists, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Welcome. Dr. Riyad F. Nassar, President, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Rationale for Media Seminar Followup. Ms. Barbara Trionfi, Press Freedom Advisor, International Press Institute, Austria

The Meaning of Journalistic Ethics. Mr. Marcello Scarone, Programme Specialist, Programme for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, France

The Official View. H.E. Ghazi Aridi, Lebanese Information Minister

10:30 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Session I: Sources.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Session II: Gifts, Junkets, Benefits.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Session III: Accuracy, Fairness.

8:00 PM

Dinner off-campus

Saturday March 2, 2002

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Session IV: Freedom.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Conclusion: Who Will Implement? When? How?

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

Venue for all sessions: Irwin Hall, Executive Conference Room

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