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Sexual violence: a silencing tool

In association with the Committee to Protect Journalists, the International Journalism Festival is hosting a panel discussion, "Sexual violence: a silencing tool". This panel will discuss how sexual violence is used to silence women journalists. The idea is that by the end of the discussion, there is a more concrete understanding of the scope of the issue, which will better inform CPJ and the public on how to respond to these threats moving forward.

Dangerous Assignments: Safety of women journalists

A Panel Co-sponsored by CPJ and the Permanent Mission of Greece to the UN, The Permanent Mission of France to the UN, and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the UN

Past Events

One Dangerous Year: Threats to journalism, from lawsuits to burnout

The Columbia Journalism Review and the Committee to Protect Journalists invite you to a special event marking the publication of CJR's winter issue, which is devoted entirely to threats against journalists around the world.

These are challenging, even dangerous times, to be a reporter. The president of the United States has targeted us, autocrats around the world are cracking down on reporters, police and the courts are moving against us. But we are also under threat from scores of lesser-known dangers, from the toll of a brutal news cycle to sexual harrassment in our own workplaces.

Join CJR and CPJ, along with our partners Reuters and the Globe and Mail, for a half-day event exploring today's threats to journalism.

Improving the communications and information ecosystem to protect the integrity of elections

UNESCO colloquium "Improving the communications and information ecosystem to protect the integrity of elections" will discuss the impact of social media and internet providers on political communication and ways of strengthening the integrity of electoral processes in collaboration with the national electoral bodies.

Panel Discussion: Journalism in The Trump Era

As the nation marks the first year of the Donald Trump administration, the Newseum and the Committee to Protect Journalists present a program examining the state of press freedom in the United States.

The program will review the trends from the first year of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a new nonpartisan website dedicated to documenting press freedom violations across the United States. All year, the tracker has been documenting abuses of journalists including arrests, equipment searches and seizures, physical attacks and border stops.

London vigil for Daphne Caruana Galizia: three months on

On Tuesday, 16th January 2018, a group of free expression and anti-corruption NGOs, including CPJ, will gather in London for a vigil to mark three months since the tragic murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, a courageous investigative journalist killed by a car bomb in Malta on 16th October 2017. Her murder highlights the extensive risks faced by journalists around the world, and the need to end the vicious cycle of violence against journalists and impunity for their attackers.

CPJ's 2017 International Press Freedom Awards

CPJ's 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards and benefit dinner will honor courageous journalists from around the world on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in New York City.

Panel Discussion on International Press Freedom Awards

Join CPJ and #CJSGlobal for a panel on the International Press Freedom Awards. The CPJ International Press Freedom Awards honor journalists around the world who show courage in defending press freedom despite facing attacks, threats, or imprisonment. This year's awardees are Ahmed Abba (Cameroon), Afrah Nasser (Yemen), Patricia Mayorga (Mexico) and Pravit Rojanaphruk (Thailand). Ahmed Abba will not be joining the panel as he is currently imprisoned for his coverage of the extremist sect Boko Haram for Radio France Internationale.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

WHERE: Columbia Journalism School

World Room

Graduate School of Journalism

2950 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

Women Photograph: Daniella Zalcman in Conversation with Susan Meiselas

Please join us for a conversation with Susan Meiselas and Daniella Zalcman about the shifting challenges and opportunities for women in photography. Susan is a photographer, educator, and president of the Magnum Foundation. Daniella is the recipient of the 2016 Inge Morath Award and founder of Women Photograph, an initiative launched this year.

WHAT: Women Photograph: Daniella Zalcman in Conversation with Susan Meiselas

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6-8 PM

WHERE: Magnum Foundation, 59 E 4th St, 7W, New York, NY 10003

Register here: https://womenphotograph.eventbrite.com

Systematic attacks on journalists in Russia and other post-Soviet states

A free press is an essential pillar of democracy, keeping governments accountable and citizens informed. Autocratic regimes seek to intimidate and silence the press by systematically targeting journalists. A muzzled independent media is powerless to prevent the domination of the state-driven news narrative and public misinformation.

Today, journalists in Russia and post-Soviet states risk intimidation, harassment, arrest, and even murder for their work. Those who criticize the government or investigate sensitive issues like corruption do so at their own peril. More often than not, cases remain unresolved and victims and families do not see justice.

This joint briefing by the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and the House Freedom of the Press Caucus will address key questions regarding journalists in Russia and other post-Soviet states: their important role and impact; concerns over their rights, safety, and protection; and future support and promotion of media freedom in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region.

WHAT: Systematic Attacks on Journalists in Russia and Other Post-Soviet States

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

WHERE: Senate Visitors Center, SVC-208

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