CPJ Events / 2014

Discussing Rwanda press freedom

Anton Harber, the author of the just released report on press freedom in Rwanda for the Committee to Protect Journalists, will discuss his findings on Wednesday 10 December at the International Press Centre between 10h30 and 12h30, Résidence Palace, rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Brussels. Other speakers will be Sue Valentine, Africa director at CPJ, Marie-Soleil Frère, researcher at the ULB (Free University of Brussels) and Jean-Paul Marthoz, CPJ Europe representative.

Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges

Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges 6 pm to 8:30 PM

Program: Keynote Speaker: Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists; a responder panel of local journalists is being organized.

Freedom and Safety of Journalists

Conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on media freedom and safety of journalists. CPJ's Europe Representative, Jean-Paul Marthoz, will participate in the conference.

December 4. Paris, at the French Senate.

CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2014

Four journalists from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2014 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous reporting. These journalists have faced imprisonment, violence, and censorship.

For details, click here.

Human Rights Dilemmas in Ethiopia

While Ethiopia has proven to be a willing ally in the war on terror and partner in developing successful models to strengthen food security and community resilience, many aspects of its human rights record continue to raise concerns. In recent years there has been a disturbing trend towards repressive interpretations of laws, which have led to significant human rights abuses targeting civil society groups, freedom of the press, and indigenous peoples. A growing number of journalists and political opposition actors have been arrested under anti-terrorism statutes. The inability of civil society groups to function has prevented meaningful engagement on a number of important human rights issues, including land and water rights and the rights of indigenous peoples.

Sue Valentine, CPJ's Africa program coordinator, will be presenting CPJ's research on Ethiopia at the briefing.

Joel Simon in Conversation with George Packer @Book Court, Brooklyn

Tue Nov 11, 7:00PM

On the Docket: Release Party Reading Audience Q&A Book Signing.

Freedom of Expression in the Middle East and North Africa

Amnesty International Regional Conference. Washington, DC. CPJ's Advocacy Director, Courtney Radsch will be speaking.

Joel Simon & Kathleen Carroll on The New Censorship

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, warns that we can no longer assume our global information ecosystem is stable, protected, and robust. Journalists -- and the crucial news they report -- are increasingly vulnerable to attack by authoritarian governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, who all seek to use technology, political pressure, and violence to set the global information agenda.

Join Joel Simon and Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of The Associated Press, in a conversation on Simon's new book, The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom , published by Columbia Journalism Review Books.

Film Screening: 'Under Threat'

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and The Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) the present: Film Screening: 'Under Threat'. Watch the trailer here.

Discussion: As Election Nears, Egyptian Press in Peril

CPJ Blog: Don't let al-Sisi's government have Egypt's last word

Taming the Messenger: The New threats to Press Freedom

Press Freedom in the 21st Century. Newseum Institute and Free Speech Now! Washington, DC. CPJ's Advocacy Director, Courtney Radsch will be speaking.

Produced in association with, and hosted by, Newseum, and sponsored by News Corp, this one-day event is a chance for speakers from the US and Europe to explore the state of press freedom today.

3rd UN-Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

The 3rd UN-Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity will take place on 4 November 2014 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. This meeting, convened by UNESCO and co-hosted by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Council of Europe, coincides with the inaugural International Day to End Impunity of Crimes against Journalists on 2 November.

"Ending Impunity: Upholding the Rule of Law"

On the occasion of the 1st International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (2 November).

This landmark resolution condemns all attacks and violence against journalists and media workers. It also urges Member States to do their utmost to prevent violence against journalists and media workers, to ensure accountability, bring to justice perpetrators of crimes against journalists and media workers, and ensure that victims have access to appropriate remedies.

TRUTH TO ACTION: MEDIA FREEDOM - Protecting Human Rights Globally

Everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart ideas without fear and interference. Yet throughout the world, journalists, bloggers and others face the harassment and imprisonment for exercising their rights to free speech...Freedom of expression is essential to the attainment of all other rights...and is closely linked to the right to hold opinions and the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion... - Amnesty International

Date & Time

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30pm

Doors open at 7pm

Journalism on the Ground: The Risks and Importance of International Reporting

Journalism on the Ground

International reporting is fraught with dangers, challenges, and risks. Journalists who pack up and head to all corners of the world in pursuit of providing media consumers with accurate accounts of what's occurring on the ground often put their lives on the line for "the story."

In the past several weeks, the world has looked on as two journalists have lost their lives at the hands of ISIS. Others are still held as prisoners by ISIS. And elsewhere around the world, journalists are detained and face numerous risks to their health and well-being.

Egypt Media Forum

The format of the forum will be one of dialogue, reflection and a considerate exchange of ideas. The program will include high-level panels on key issues from an Egyptian and international perspective followed by roundtable discussions on recommendations moderated by prominent global experts. The sessions will be conducted following the Chatham House Rule to encourage an open and constructive exchange.

Honduras, Conference of Investigative Journalists

Tegicugalpa, Honduras. Conference of investigative journalists organized by the International Center for Journalists. Carlos Lauria, CPJ's Americas Program coordinator will speak about violence against journalists in the Americas, precisely the day CPJ launches our Central America report titled "Who is killing Central American journalists?".

The Danger in Mexico and Around the World

Nashville, Tennessee. Society of Professional Journalists' Excellence in Journalism conference. Americas Research Associate, Sara Rafsky, will be speaking on the panel.

UN DPI Conference


Friday 29th of August 11:45 - 13.00 at the UNHQ, LanguageRoom 3, NorthLawnBldg. 2ndFloor.

CPJ's Deputy Director, Robert Mahoney and Maria Salazar-Ferro, our Impunity and Journalist Assistance coordinator, will both speak on the panel.

Press Conference on James Risen Case

Addressing one of the most important U.S. press freedom cases in decades, a broad coalition of organizations will hold a news conference about efforts by the Obama administration to compel New York Times reporter James Risen to disclose a confidential source.

The news conference is set for August 14 at the National Press Club in Washington. Earlier in the day, a petition with 100,000 signers -- "We Support James Risen Because We Support a Free Press" -- will be formally presented to the U.S. Department of Justice.

When: Thursday, August 14 at 1 p.m.

Where: National Press Club (Zenger Room), 13th Floor, National Press Building

Who: Speakers will include representatives of the Committee to Protect Journalists (Courtney Radsch, CPJ Advocacy Director), the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Government Accountability Project, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Reporters Without Borders. Also speaking will be nine-time Emmy Award winner Phil Donahue. The news conference is hosted by RootsAction.org.

UPDATE: James Risen will also be speaking at this event.

Voices of South Sudan: A conversation with journalists from South Sudan

When: 9.30 - 10.30 AM. EST.

Where: Human Rights Campaign Building, Washington D.C. 1640 Rhode Island NW.

What: Amid conflict and threats to their own safety, these journalists from South Sudan have remained committed to broadcasting which informs their communities. From a 24-hour station in Juba to a unique humanitarian news service delivered via loudspeakers on a motorbike, the reporters have found ways to produce accurate, trusted information for South Sudan's listeners, wherever they are. Courtney Radsch, CPJ's Advocacy Director will join the discussion.

Working in Conflict Zones

Sao Paulo, Brazil. Panel Discussion. ABRAJI International Congress on Investigative Journalism. Americas Research Associate, Sara Rafsky, will moderate the discussion.

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting

Monday, July 14, 11-12:30. CPJ Advocacy Director Courtney C. Radsch, PhD, will speak about CPJ's approach to advocacy and protection of journalists at a session on evaluating effective tactics for protecting colleagues at risk during the Science and Human Rights coalition meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Peace for the Press: Violence against Journalists and Media Workers

Google Hangout. [http://flip.org.co/es]. 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. ET. Catalina Botero, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; Carlos Lauria, senior program coordinator for the Americas of the Committee to Protect Journalists; Rachael Kay, manager of the International Exchange Network for Freedom of Expression (IFEX), and representatives of 7 Latin American countries, will discuss the press freedom climate in the region.

A Global View of Freedom of Expression

Washington D.C. Canon House Office Building, Capitol Hill (Room 121). 12 - 2pm. Lunch buffet at noon followed by a panel discussion. Courtney Radsch, CPJ's Advocacy Director, will be speaking.

World Trends Report on Freedom of Expression and Media Development

The United Nations, New York. Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium. 3 - 4.30pm. World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development offers a new look at recent evolutions in media freedom, independence, pluralism and journalist safety. The overarching trend observed throughout is one of disruption brought on by technology and to a lesser extent the global economic crisis, with mixed results for freedom of expression and media development. Joel Simon, CPJ's Executive Director, will moderate a panel discussion with Karin Karlekar (Freedom House), Veni Markovksi (ICANN), Raza Rumi (Journalist, Pakistan), and Lee C. Bollinger (Columbia University).

Safety of journalists and the global Internet freedom campaign

Venice. European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization. Jean-Paul Marthoz, CPJ's Europe representative, will be speaking.

2014 IRE Conference

San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA. Salon 8. Friday, June 27 at 4:45 p.m. Speakers: Jill Abramson, CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator Geoffrey King, Dominic Rushe, Trevor Timm, Leonard Downie, Jr

Civil Society and Authoritarian State Media: The Case of Egypt

Washington D.C. National Endowment for Democracy in Washington DC. Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator, Sherif Mansour will be speaking.

Media in the Post-2015 Agenda

Google Hangout. CIMA/NED. Magnus Ag, CPJ's Advocacy and Communications Associate will be participating.

Media and internet freedom in the Arab world

Washington D.C. The New America Foundation. CPJ Advocacy Director, Courtney Radsch, will be speaking.

Roundtable on journalists' safety

Strasbourg. The Council of Europe's Roundtable on journalists' safety. Jean-Paul Marthoz, CPJ's Europe representative, will be speaking.

Journalism and Human Rights

Brussels. At Amnesty International, Jean-Paul Marthoz, CPJ's Europe representative will speak about journalism and human rights.

Safety and Security of Journalists

May 2-3, Nairobi. Safety and Security of Journalists: A means to an informed citizenry for development. CPJ East Africa correspondent, Tom Rhodes, will be speaking.

Implementation of the UN resolution on Impunity

UN NYC. World Press Freedom Day Event. Joel Simon will be speaking.

Reporting in Pakistan

New America Foundation, Washington DC. Reporting in Pakistan. Joel Simon and Kati Marton will be speaking.



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