CPJ Events

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

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

Voices of South Sudan: A conversation with journalists from South Sudan

When: 9.30 - 10.30 AM. EST.

Where: Human Rights Campaign Building, Washington D.C. 1640 Rhode Island NW.

What: Amid conflict and threats to their own safety, these journalists from South Sudan have remained committed to broadcasting which informs their communities. From a 24-hour station in Juba to a unique humanitarian news service delivered via loudspeakers on a motorbike, the reporters have found ways to produce accurate, trusted information for South Sudan's listeners, wherever they are. Courtney Radsch, CPJ's Advocacy Director will join the discussion.

August 7, 2014

Working in Conflict Zones

Sao Paulo, Brazil. Panel Discussion. ABRAJI International Congress on Investigative Journalism. Americas Research Associate, Sara Rafsky, will moderate the discussion.
July 24, 2014

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting

Monday, July 14, 11-12:30. CPJ Advocacy Director Courtney C. Radsch, PhD, will speak about CPJ's approach to advocacy and protection of journalists at a session on evaluating effective tactics for protecting colleagues at risk during the Science and Human Rights coalition meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
July 14, 2014

Peace for the Press: Violence against Journalists and Media Workers

Google Hangout. [http://flip.org.co/es]. 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. ET. Catalina Botero, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Carlos Lauria, senior program coordinator for the Americas of the Committee to Protect Journalists; Rachael Kay, manager of the International Exchange Network for Freedom of Expression (IFEX), and representatives of 7 Latin American countries, will discuss the press freedom climate in the region.
July 14, 2014

A Global View of Freedom of Expression

Washington D.C. Canon House Office Building, Capitol Hill (Room 121). 12 - 2pm. Lunch buffet at noon followed by a panel discussion. Courtney Radsch, CPJ's Advocacy Director, will be speaking.
July 10, 2014

World Trends Report on Freedom of Expression and Media Development

The United Nations, New York. Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium. 3 - 4.30pm. World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development offers a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism and journalist safety. The overarching trend observed throughout is one of disruption brought on by technology and to a lesser extent the global economic crisis, with mixed results for freedom of expression and media development. Joel Simon, CPJ's Executive Director, will moderate a panel discussion with Karin Karlekar (Freedom House), Veni Markovksi (ICANN), Raza Rumi (Journalist, Pakistan), and Lee C. Bollinger (Columbia University).
July 9, 2014

Safety of journalists and the global Internet freedom campaign

Venice. European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization. Jean-Paul Marthoz, CPJ's Europe representative, will be speaking.
July 1, 2014

2014 IRE Conference

San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA. Salon 8. Friday, June 27 at 4:45 p.m. Speakers: Jill Abramson, CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator Geoffrey King, Dominic Rushe, Trevor Timm, Leonard Downie, Jr
June 27, 2014