As the nation marks the first year of the Donald Trump administration, the Newseum and the Committee to Protect Journalists present a program examining the state of press freedom in the United States.
The program will review the trends from the first year of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a new nonpartisan website dedicated to documenting press freedom violations across the United States. All year, the tracker has been documenting abuses of journalists including arrests, equipment searches and seizures, physical attacks and border stops.
On Tuesday, 16th January 2018, a group of free expression and anti-corruption NGOs, including CPJ, will gather in London for a vigil to mark three months since the tragic murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a courageous investigative journalist killed by a car bomb in Malta on 16th October 2017. Her murder highlights the extensive risks faced by journalists around the world, and the need to end the vicious cycle of violence against journalists and impunity for their attackers.
CPJ's 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards and benefit dinner will honor courageous journalists from around the world on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in New York City.
Join CPJ and #CJSGlobal for a panel on the International Press Freedom Awards. The CPJ International Press Freedom Awards honor journalists around the world who show courage in defending press freedom despite facing attacks, threats, or imprisonment. This year's awardees are Ahmed Abba (Cameroon), Afrah Nasser (Yemen), Patricia Mayorga (Mexico) and Pravit Rojanaphruk (Thailand). Ahmed Abba will not be joining the panel as he is currently imprisoned for his coverage of the extremist sect Boko Haram for Radio France Internationale.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
WHERE: Columbia Journalism School
Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY 10027
Please join us for a conversation with Susan Meiselas and Daniella Zalcman about the shifting challenges and opportunities for women in photography. Susan is a photographer, educator, and president of the Magnum Foundation. Daniella is the recipient of the 2016 Inge Morath Award and founder of Women Photograph, an initiative launched this year.
WHAT: Women Photograph: Daniella Zalcman in Conversation with Susan Meiselas
WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6-8 PM
WHERE: Magnum Foundation, 59 E 4th St, 7W, New York, NY 10003
Register here: https://womenphotograph.eventbrite.com
A free press is an essential pillar of democracy, keeping governments accountable and citizens informed. Autocratic regimes seek to intimidate and silence the press by systematically targeting journalists. A muzzled independent media is powerless to prevent the domination of the state-driven news narrative and public misinformation.
Today, journalists in Russia and post-Soviet states risk intimidation, harassment, arrest, and even murder for their work. Those who criticize the government or investigate sensitive issues like corruption do so at their own peril. More often than not, cases remain unresolved and victims and families do not see justice.
This joint briefing by the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and the House Freedom of the Press Caucus will address key questions regarding journalists in Russia and other post-Soviet states: their important role and impact; concerns over their rights, safety, and protection; and future support and promotion of media freedom in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region.
WHAT: Systematic Attacks on Journalists in Russia and Other Post-Soviet States
WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
WHERE: Senate Visitors Center, SVC-208
Around the world, press freedom is under threat. Perhaps the most alarming indicator of this is the extent to which countries traditionally thought of as beacons of press freedom have seen a spike in hostility to the independent media. From President Trump's threats to put journalists in jail, to physical assaults of the media, the level of hostility towards the American press today seems unprecedented. With the normalization of hateful rhetoric, journalists and press freedom advocates are increasingly concerned by the media climate here in the United States, and where this trend might lead. This vital discussion featuring journalists and lawyers, will address these current challenges and the solutions we can unite behind.
Join SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations in partnership with the European Parliament Liaison Office for "Battling fake news, hate speech and violent extremism online: Are freedom of expression and a vibrant, global Internet caught in the crossfire?"
The dissemination of false news in the political arena has been around for as long as democracy. But the sources of dis-information, their rapid and widespread proliferation, and their influence on voters during the US and European election season, have given rise to a new, more urgent focus on the issue.
The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, together with family, friends and colleagues of Mexican journalist and author Javier Valdez Cárdenas, are organizing a memorial to celebrate his life and his work on Saturday, July 15.
Join the Committee to Protect Journalists for a Special Advance Screening of City of Ghosts. Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land), City of Ghosts follows the journey of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.