PRESS AVAILABILITY: Experts from CPJ, Human Rights Watch discuss Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis

New York, March 17, 2022 — On Friday, March 18 at 9:00am ET/1:00pm GMT, experts from the Committee to Protect Journalists and Human Rights Watch will be on hand to field questions from reporters about the war in Ukraine, ongoing human rights violations, disinformation and the dangers facing journalists on the frontlines of history.

Access to credible, reliable information is integral to survival and decision making, and any attack directed towards journalists and their work — be it direct violence or impeding the public’s ability to access it — is an attack on the public itself. Experts on hand will address these matters and answer reporter questions via Zoom.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Russian.

Please register for the briefing here.


Gulnoza Said, Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists

Colin Pereira, Journalist Safety Specialist, Committee to Protect Journalists

Frederike Kaltheuner, Director of Technology and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Rachel Denber, Deputy Director of Europe and Central Asia, Human Rights Watch

Moderated by: Gypsy Guillén Kaiser, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

Q&A availability also with:

Lucy Westcott, Emergencies Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

Lou Charbonneau,  United Nations Director, Human Rights WatchElisabet Cantenys, Executive Director, ACOS Alliance

WHAT: Press availability to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

WHERE: Register via Zoom here or by navigating to this URL:

WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2022, 13:00 / 9:00am ET / 1:00pm GMT / 2:00pm CET