International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Barbara Trionfi will deliver a keynote address at the third session of the 2019 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Asian Conference in Tokyo, Japan, on September 3, 2019.

The OSCE Asian Conference will examine “How to achieve comprehensive security in the digital era: The perspectives of the OSCE and its Asian Partners”. Trionfi will address the third session on “Risks to the safety of journalists in the digital era”, which will focus on:

– Vulnerability of journalists to becoming targets of hacking or unlawful or arbitrary surveillance or interception of communications, undermining enjoyment of their right to freedom of expression and their right to be free from arbitrary or unlawful interference with privacy;
– Distinct risks faced by women journalists in relation to their work, including through digital technologies.