World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day
Journalists listening to Mrs. Bryant during the video conference.

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, about 40 Togolese journalists were invited to a digital videoconference co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy to Togo and the Africa Regional Services-Paris on April 30. Ms. Elizabeth Bryant, a Paris-based American journalist conducted the conference and together with the participants, discussed how to manage obstacles to media independence, media’s role and duties, and coverage of post-election periods. On May 2, the soccer team of the U.S. mission to Togo and Togo Sports Journalists Association played a friendly match at Lomé Municipal Stadium. Mrs. Dana Banks, Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy gave the kickoff of the game which ended in a nil draw (1-1). She later stated the match was the culmination of a series of eight professional activities the Embassy organized in a year for media.

U_S_ mission to Togo and Togo Sports Journalists Association at Lome Municipal Stadium
Togo Sports Journalists Association players (green jerseys) scoring the goal against the Embassy.