CPJ Events

The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

From Egypt to Mexico, Russia to Syria, journalists are increasingly coming under attack. They are murdered, imprisoned and intimidated for doing their job. If this continues we will face a growing crisis in information - a shortage of the news that we need to make sense of our globalised world, and to fight human rights abuses, understand conflict, and hold power to account.

March 17, 2015

Press Freedom Panel Discussion: "Government Control Through the Internet"

The new information technologies have brought big advances to humanity and there has been generated an explosion of new revolutions through more empowered citizens. However, governments are also using the Internet to control, spy and generate cybernetic attacks.

Panelists: Jane Kirtley, University of Minnesota professor; Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), New York, N.Y

March 7, 2015

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

This year's programme will explore disarmament in its relation to conflict resolution, mediation and peacebuilding. Disarmament is a critical component of a peace that can be sustained. Sustainable peace also requires the involvement of multiple stakeholders, including women. One current, tragic example of the failure of disarmament and inclusive and sustainable peacebuilding is the Central African Republic: where the lack of an effective disarmament process and insufficiently representative national and local dialogue process have resulted in detrimental consequences, including possible acts of ethnic cleansing and genocide.

March 6, 2015

Meeting of Community of Democracies Working Group on Freedom of Expression

Geneva, Switzerland UN Palais des Nations Wednesday 4th of March 2015

The Community of Democracies Working Group on Promoting Freedom of Opinion and Expression will convene at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva to discuss challenges and collaborative strategies to promote freedom of expression worldwide. CPJ is a member of the working group, which includes representation from CD countries and nongovernmental organizations.

March 4, 2015

Joining Forces to Fight Censorship and Surveillance

The Circumvention Tech Festival (CTFestival) gathers the community fighting censorship and surveillance for a week of conferences, workshops, hackathons, and social gatherings, featuring many of the Internet Freedom community's flagship events.

March 1, 2015

FREELANCERS AT RISK: A call for global standards

Freelance journalism has never been more dangerous. At Columbia Journalism School in New York City, join an unprecedented coalition of leading news companies, freelance journalism organizations and press-freedom advocates responding to this crisis, by launching global safety principles and practices for international news organizations and the freelancers who work with them.

February 12, 2015

Inside Media: Journalists Under Threat

Feb 7 @ 2:30 pm at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about his new book, "The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom."

February 7, 2015

The News We Could Lose: New Threats to Journalism and Press Freedom

In conflict and crisis, journalists put themselves in peril to bring news to the world. With journalists being killed and imprisoned in record numbers, the Newseum presents a special program examining these threats and the rise of new strategies by terrorists and governments to suppress information.

February 4, 2015

Q&A with Joel Simon at Politics and Prose Bookstore

Joel Simon - The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom, a Q&A with Rebecca MacKinnon.

Jan 5 2015, at 7:00 pm.

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

More details here.

January 5, 2015

Discussing Rwanda press freedom

Anton Harber, the author of the just released report on press freedom in Rwanda for the Committee to Protect Journalists, will discuss his findings on Wednesday 10 December at the International Press Centre between 10h30 and 12h30, Résidence Palace, rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Brussels. Other speakers will be Sue Valentine, Africa director at CPJ, Marie-Soleil Frère, researcher at the ULB (Free University of Brussels) and Jean-Paul Marthoz, CPJ Europe representative.

December 10, 2014