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The Second Conference on the Freedom of the Press, Jerusalem

In 2015, the Jerusalem Press Club (JPC) hosted an international conference on The Freedom of the Press: Old Commitments, New Challenges. The Jerusalem Conference brought from all around the world 56 leading journalists with experience in covering war zones, editors and publishers, representatives of organizations working to safeguard freedom of the press and the protection of journalists, government officials and scholars. The Federation of European Press Clubs and the International Association of Press Clubs, as well as the Israel Press Council were official sponsors of the conference.

Following the conference, the participants signed the Jerusalem Declaration on the Freedom of the Press, calling upon governments, organizations and media owners "to respect the freedom of the press and to protect the journalists. By doing so, they will be serving not only the freedom of the press, but democracy itself."

Emboldened by this initial success, the Jerusalem Press Club is running the conference for the second time, with a focus on Social Media and Press Freedom. CPJ's Deputy Executive Director, Robert Mahoney, will participate.

May 9, 2017

Journalism in a World of Terrorism

Terror creates chaos. Terrorism affects the entire society. Has the world become more dangerous, a scarier place? Or does it only feel that way?

We need to increase our awareness on how different concepts regarding terrorism are used in journalism. We need to work together on this, it is both difficult and important.

Therefore, the Media Institute Fojo in cooperation with the Institution for media and journalism at the Linnaeus university arrange a conference for both journalists and media researchers in Kalmar May 9-11: Journalism in a world of terrorism - terrorism in a world of journalism.
The first day is open to public, the conference open to delegates after application.

Join FOJO Media Institute and Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden for an event titled, "Journalism in a World of Terrorism."

May 9, 2017

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Defending Free Speech in the 'Post-Fact' Era

To mark World Press Freedom Day 2017, join the Committee to Protect Journalists, Access Now, and Article 19 at the EU Delegation to the United Nations for a panel discussion on strategies to address challenges to freedom of expression. The panel will discuss global trends toward suppression of free speech and press freedom, approaches to curbing hate speech, and the impact of "post-truth" politics and propaganda. Moderated by Quinn McKew, the Deputy Executive Director of Article 19, the panel will include Courtney Radsch, advocacy director at the Committee to Protect Journalists, Peter Micek, global policy and legal counsel for Access Now, in conversation with a senior journalist. Opening remarks will be made by H.E. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, head of the EU Delegation to the United Nations.

May 3, 2017

Launch of "No Excuse: Mexico must break cycle of impunity in journalists' murders"

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with endemic impunity allowing criminal gangs, corrupt officials, and cartels to silence their critics. Since 2010, CPJ has documented more than 50 cases of journalists and media workers killed or disappeared. The violence is particularly acute in Veracruz state, where attacks on the press went unpunished during former Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa's term.

CPJ will host a panel discussing the findings of a special report, "No Excuse: Mexico must break cycle of impunity in journalists' murders" in Veracruz at 10 a.m. CDT on May 3, 2017.

May 3, 2017

Join CPJ for a panel at the Brussels Press Club on emerging threats to journalists

Rising populism in the U.S. and Europe, amid concerns over terrorism and migration, pose risks to press freedom in the West and beyond. Join the Committee to Protect Journalists for a look at the challenges journalists face in the changing environment for media in the U.S. and Europe, and the potential ramifications for journalists operating in repressive countries around the world. Advanced registration is not necessary.

April 28, 2017

Defeating the Censors

New information technologies were supposed to make censorship obsolete. Instead, they have made it more complicated. But even as censorship evolves, so too do the strategies of courageous journalism. Join CPJ for a panel discussion on what it takes to defeat the censors and protect sources -- and what journalists in the U.S. can learn from reporters who have worked in some of the world's most censored countries.
April 25, 2017

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