The League of Women Voters of the City of New York will present its 2018 Distinguished Service Award to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. The award will be presented to CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon on Thursday, June 21st at the League's annual awards breakfast at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street at 8:30am.
Press freedom in Myanmar is eroding as journalists and other media workers face increasing restrictions in connection with their work. Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in detention since December 2017 for investigating a military massacre of 10 Rohingya men. They face up to 14 years in prison if tried and found guilty under the Official Secrets Act.
Join us to hear firsthand accounts of persecution the free press endures in order to report on military violence against the Rohingya in Rakhine State. These guests are visiting Washington in conjunction with PEN America awarding Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo the PEN America/Barbey Freedom to Write Award.
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following briefing:
A DEADLY CALLING: THE MURDER OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS
In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, The National Press Club and its non-profit affiliate NPC Journalism Institute, will hold a news conference at noon, Thursday, May 3 to discuss developments in the cases of four journalists who are recent recipients of one of the Club's highest honors, the John Aubuchon Press Freedom award.
For World Press Freedom Day 2018 join CPJ, Reporters Without Borders, Gulf Center for Human Rights, Media Association for Peace, and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights for a conversation on press freedom in the Middle East and North Africa.
The United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in cooperation with the 19 Member States composing the Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists in New York invites you to an event in commemoration of "World Press Freedom Day 2018".
On the occasion of 2018 World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is collaborating with the News Literacy Project (NLP) on two panels at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.