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.
Objectives of Human Rights Day: Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and inform the public concerning the many threats, global and domestic, to journalists trying to report on matters that impact human rights. In addition, to offer ideas on how journalists can be better protected to carry out their jobs.
A key element of protecting and promoting human rights is the work of journalists who are free to report on the activities of public and private institutions and individuals; in particular, there is a link between the free flow of information and the human right of democracy that can hold public and private institutions and individuals accountable for their actions.
Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103