CPJ Events

8th Al Jazeera Forum "Change in the Arab World: Where To?"

Sherif Mansour, CPJ's Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator, will attend Al Jazeera's 8th Annual Forum, "Change in the Arab World: Where to?" The forum seeks to discuss the transformations of the Arab revolutions through diverse activities, starting with a review of transition paths, followed by the identification of obstacles, and finally (among other objectives), the anticipation of the future of the Arab world and trends of change. The forum will host a wide array of scholars, experts, politicians, journalists and youth and civil society organization activists from around the world in order to create profound dialogue on the topic.

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, along with a number of institutions within the network including Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Department of Public Liberties and Human Rights, Al Jazeera Net, Al Jazeera English Online and the Department of Innovation and Incubation will hold several sessions over three days. Most of the forum's sessions will be broadcasted live on Al Jazeera Mubasher.

May 26, 2015

Difference Day - European Gala for Freedom of Expression

In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, the Brussels Platform for Journalism will host Difference Day - European Gala for freedom of expression.The program includes an afternoon of films and debates, and an evening section during which global, European and national level-awards will be presented.

May 3, 2015

CIMA presents "Journalism on the Offensive in Africa"

Throughout Africa journalists are being harassed, threatened, and killed for doing their jobs. Though polls show that most Africans support free media and democratic institutions, many self-serving African political leaders are trying to reverse democratic gains by repressing media freedom. For World Press Freedom Day, the Center for International Media Assistance is bringing together some of the leading independent journalists in Africa to highlight their resistance against repressive governments throughout the continent. This daylong event will feature panels on digital media, investigative journalism, and the international community's role on the continent. It will conclude with the premiere of a film produced by the Nairobi-based InformAction, entitled Guidebook to Impunity, and a networking reception sponsored by Freedom House and the Open Society Foundations.

Featured participants include Congresswoman Karen Bass; Ambassador Princeton Lyman; Maini Kiai, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of freedom of assembly and association; and journalists from Ethiopia, Burundi, The Gambia, Sudan, DRC, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria. For more information, please visit the event page.

April 22, 2015

¿QUÉ ONDA?: Bearing Witness

On April 15 at El Museo del Barrio, Carlos Lauria, Americas director of the New York-based Committee for the Protection of Journalists; and Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, El Museo's curator will discuss what it means to bear witness through music, words, and images. The event will explore how artists, musicians, and journalists in Mexico speak out against corruption and intimidation.

April 15, 2015

Press Uncuffed: #FreeThePress Panel at Newseum

On March 26, join Courtney Radsch of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Dana Priest of The Washington Post, and three students from the University of Maryland for a panel at the Newseum on press freedom and the hostile environment that journalists face around the world. You can also be among the first to hear about Press Uncuffed: #FreeThePress, a campaign supporting journalists who have been jailed for covering sensitive topics such as corruption or human rights abuses.

March 26, 2015

The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom

From Egypt to Mexico, Russia to Syria, journalists are increasingly coming under attack. They are murdered, imprisoned and intimidated for doing their job. If this continues we will face a growing crisis in information - a shortage of the news that we need to make sense of our globalised world, and to fight human rights abuses, understand conflict, and hold power to account.

March 17, 2015

Press Freedom Panel Discussion: "Government Control Through the Internet"

The new information technologies have brought big advances to humanity and there has been generated an explosion of new revolutions through more empowered citizens. However, governments are also using the Internet to control, spy and generate cybernetic attacks.

Panelists: Jane Kirtley, University of Minnesota professor; Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), New York, N.Y

March 7, 2015

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

This year's programme will explore disarmament in its relation to conflict resolution, mediation and peacebuilding. Disarmament is a critical component of a peace that can be sustained. Sustainable peace also requires the involvement of multiple stakeholders, including women. One current, tragic example of the failure of disarmament and inclusive and sustainable peacebuilding is the Central African Republic: where the lack of an effective disarmament process and insufficiently representative national and local dialogue process have resulted in detrimental consequences, including possible acts of ethnic cleansing and genocide.

March 6, 2015

Meeting of Community of Democracies Working Group on Freedom of Expression

Geneva, Switzerland UN Palais des Nations Wednesday 4th of March 2015

The Community of Democracies Working Group on Promoting Freedom of Opinion and Expression will convene at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva to discuss challenges and collaborative strategies to promote freedom of expression worldwide. CPJ is a member of the working group, which includes representation from CD countries and nongovernmental organizations.

March 4, 2015

Joining Forces to Fight Censorship and Surveillance

The Circumvention Tech Festival (CTFestival) gathers the community fighting censorship and surveillance for a week of conferences, workshops, hackathons, and social gatherings, featuring many of the Internet Freedom community's flagship events.

March 1, 2015