New York, July 21, 2020—On Thursday, Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and a CPJ senior adviser, and CPJ Advocacy Director Courtney Radsch will testify on threats to press freedom in the United States in front of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, better known as the Helsinki Commission.
David Kaye, United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, will also testify. The hearing, “Human Rights at Home: Media, Politics, and Safety of Journalists,” will cover the unprecedented attacks on journalists covering Black Lives Matter protests, politicized changes at the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), and anti-press rhetoric coming from the White House.
WHAT: Helsinki Commission Testimony
WHEN: July 23, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Also this week, CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Gulnoza Said will speak about COVID-19 and press freedom on a panel hosted by the U.S. Senate Human Rights Caucus on Wednesday, July 22, 4-5 p.m. EDT. To attend, contact Emma_Borden@coons.senate.gov
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