CPJ Events

Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges

Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges 6 pm to 8:30 PM

Program: Keynote Speaker: Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists; a responder panel of local journalists is being organized.

December 10, 2014

Joel Simon in Conversation with George Packer @Book Court, Brooklyn

Tue Nov 11, 7:00PM

On the Docket: Release Party Reading Audience Q&A Book Signing.

November 11, 2014

Joel Simon & Kathleen Carroll on The New Censorship

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, warns that we can no longer assume our global information ecosystem is stable, protected, and robust. Journalists -- and the crucial news they report -- are increasingly vulnerable to attack by authoritarian governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, who all seek to use technology, political pressure, and violence to set the global information agenda.

Join Joel Simon and Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of The Associated Press, in a conversation on Simon's new book, The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom , published by Columbia Journalism Review Books.

November 6, 2014

TRUTH TO ACTION: MEDIA FREEDOM - Protecting Human Rights Globally

Everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart ideas without fear and interference. Yet throughout the world, journalists, bloggers and others face the harassment and imprisonment for exercising their rights to free speech...Freedom of expression is essential to the attainment of all other rights...and is closely linked to the right to hold opinions and the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion... - Amnesty International

Date & Time

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30pm

Doors open at 7pm

October 23, 2014

Journalism on the Ground: The Risks and Importance of International Reporting

Journalism on the Ground

International reporting is fraught with dangers, challenges, and risks. Journalists who pack up and head to all corners of the world in pursuit of providing media consumers with accurate accounts of what's occurring on the ground often put their lives on the line for "the story."

In the past several weeks, the world has looked on as two journalists have lost their lives at the hands of ISIS. Others are still held as prisoners by ISIS. And elsewhere around the world, journalists are detained and face numerous risks to their health and well-being.

October 2, 2014

Egypt Media Forum

The format of the forum will be one of dialogue, reflection and a considerate exchange of ideas. The program will include high-level panels on key issues from an Egyptian and international perspective followed by roundtable discussions on recommendations moderated by prominent global experts. The sessions will be conducted following the Chatham House Rule to encourage an open and constructive exchange.

October 2, 2014

Honduras, Conference of Investigative Journalists

Tegicugalpa, Honduras. Conference of investigative journalists organized by the International Center for Journalists. Carlos Lauria, CPJ's Americas Program coordinator will speak about violence against journalists in the Americas, precisely the day CPJ launches our Central America report titled "Who is killing Central American journalists?".

September 24, 2014

The Danger in Mexico and Around the World

Nashville, Tennessee. Society of Professional Journalists' Excellence in Journalism conference. Americas Research Associate, Sara Rafsky, will be speaking on the panel.
September 5, 2014

UN DPI Conference


Friday 29th of August 11:45 - 13.00 at the UNHQ, LanguageRoom 3, NorthLawnBldg. 2ndFloor.

CPJ's Deputy Director, Robert Mahoney and Maria Salazar-Ferro, our Impunity and Journalist Assistance coordinator, will both speak on the panel.

August 29, 2014

Press Conference on James Risen Case

Addressing one of the most important U.S. press freedom cases in decades, a broad coalition of organizations will hold a news conference about efforts by the Obama administration to compel New York Times reporter James Risen to disclose a confidential source.

The news conference is set for August 14 at the National Press Club in Washington. Earlier in the day, a petition with 100,000 signers -- "We Support James Risen Because We Support a Free Press" -- will be formally presented to the U.S. Department of Justice.

When: Thursday, August 14 at 1 p.m.

Where: National Press Club (Zenger Room), 13th Floor, National Press Building

Who: Speakers will include representatives of the Committee to Protect Journalists (Courtney Radsch, CPJ Advocacy Director), the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Government Accountability Project, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Reporters Without Borders. Also speaking will be nine-time Emmy Award winner Phil Donahue. The news conference is hosted by RootsAction.org.

UPDATE: James Risen will also be speaking at this event.

August 14, 2014