Africa Ethiopia To Host 2019 World Press Freedom Day Conference
The 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 2-3 May.
Jointly organized by UNESCO, the Government of Ethiopia, and the African Union Commission (AUC), the international conference will be held at the Headquarters of the African Union.
The Conference will focus on the role of the media in elections and democracy.
Around 1, 500 participants and high-profile speakers are expected to attend the event, including representatives from governmental and international organizations, the media, academia and civil society.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian), the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is the official carrier for this global conference.
As the official carrier, Ethiopian will provide air transport service to the 1000-1500 participants who will be coming to Addis Ababa from around the globe.
Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “We are honored to have been chosen to serve as the official carrier for this year’s World Press Freedom Day Global Conference.
“We are all the more delighted to be part of this noble cause which seeks to advance press freedom around the world. As a pan-African airline and the leading aviation group in the continent, Ethiopian has been serving as the Official Carrier for different regional and continental conferences held in African cities.
“As always, we will treat conference participants onboard our flights, to the best of our Four Star rated African flavored service.”