FILEP 2011

FILEP 2011

IFFEP 2011: Medias and democracy



To reinforce the freedom of speech and of the press in order to ink and to deepen the democracy in Africa, it is the ultimate goal that himself is assigned the International Festival of the freedom of speech and Press (IFFEP) since its creation. For the edition 2011 and in relation with the actuality, the festival is held around the theme “media, election, democracy and governance in Africa”. A permanent fight for an Africa more democratic and more protective of the journalists. 


One knows it, one cannot speak of democracy without efficient freedom of speech to all levels. The medias by their role constitute the channel by which exercises itself this freedom of speech at the same time and also the means of formation of the public opinion on the political, economic and sociocultural stakes. In the achievement of this public interest mission, the journalists are often threatened, jailed and killed even. It is necessary to protect them and to protect their profession for societies from peace, responsibility and equality therefore. It is there the mission of the FILEP. 

Forum of exchanges on the situation of the press liberty and the conditions of exercise of journalist's profession in Africa, the FILEP unites this year of the 23 to November 26 to Ouagadougous, the Associations and Organizations of the Press Publishers in Africa and in the world; the Unions of the Journalists in Africa and elsewhere in the world. has those - are added the members of the Federation African of the Houses and Centers of Press here (FACMP); the representatives of the organizations of the rights of the medias from Africa and besides; the organizations of defense of the human rights and personalities important of the medias. The Festival is also an opportunity offered to debate the necessary tie between liberty of press and deepening of the democracy that, in the practice, pose a problem between journalists and powers of states. 


2011 and 2012 are of the particularly electoral years in Africa, the present edition of the FILEP will not only lead the reflection on the role of the medias in the cover of the elections and in the surveillance of the governance post electoral, but also the contribution of the press in the popularization of the African charter the democracy, the elections and the governance. 


The Festival will also permit to do homage to the African journalists, in particular those that are worried, jailed or murdered in the exercise of their profession; to put in inscription and to encourage the promotions of the freedom of speech, of the human rights, of the state of right and the other aspects of the democracy put to pain in Africa.  

The National Center of Press Norbert Zongo gives you return - you of the 23 to next November 26 in Ouagadougou in Burkina for reflections and the actions of promotion of the freedom of speech and the human rights. 


Activities of the festival   



The symposium: it will serve to deepen the reflections on the violations of the liberty of the Press and on the general situation of the Medias in Africa. The chosen theme is: "Medias, elections, democracy and good governance in Africa". in relation with this theme several under-themes will be treated, discussed as panels by personalities of the medias and the defenders of the human rights. 

The Concert: it is certainly a recreational activity, but to high value sensibilisatrice. It is about organizing a big concert with several committed artists for the reason of the freedom of speech and the Press or no.  

The exhibition will consist in an exhibition of the works in caricatures, drawings or of press photos as to the 3rd edition, that will be able to contribute to sensitize on the theme of the festival. The three (03) better works of every category be excel. 

The club of the press of the FILEP: It is about organizing three or four numbers of the broadcast" Club of the Press" with some of the guests of mark of the FILEP. These broadcasts will be broadcasted in direct and in simultaneous on seven (7) radios partners. 

Projections-proceedings will be the opportunity to create fruitful exchanges around committed movies on the questions of the freedom of speech and the human rights 

The price Norbert Zongo of the Journalism: this price has already been thrown since May 3, 2011 and has been opened to all journalists of Africa. It rewards the best productions in written press, in radio and in television in the journalism of investigating. During the FILEP, an evening official reception will be organized and it will be the opportunity of the discount of the price.  

In margin of this price, of the organizations of medias, the journalists or personalities having promues meaningfully the freedom of speech and of the press could be honored. 

Walked of the equitable trade: This activity had known a success at the time of the second edition. It will be about putting at the disposal of structures and NGO of promotion of the trade and BIO products, of the stands to propose their products and activities.  

Related meetings of the organizations of defense of the medias: The FILEP being par excellence the place of meeting of several international organizations as well as the networks of medias, it could be the opportunity to make the meetings and other meetings in order to win of the time and to save the transportation. The results of all these meetings will be carried to the asset of the FILEP and publish on the Web site.   

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