LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS ENGAGE WITH THE MEDIA TO PROMOTE COLLECTIVE PROGRESS
A conversation among journalists and representatives of local and regional governments about their points of view to stimulate communication about urban development processes in communities took place on the fourth day of the 2023 UCLG Retreat.
The participants also discussed how to deliver effective messages about the positive impact of urban changes in local communities. This was the first session kicking off a series of public debates convened as part of the Media for Cities campaign launched by the Urban Journalism Institute and OnCities2030 in collaboration with UCLG.
The Pact for the Future of Humanity reaffirms the importance of “free media, freedom of expression, agency and critical thinking in ensuring well-informed and empowered citizens”. It also defines free citizens as “the main engine of the social, political and economic changes” essential in realising the Pact.