The Beirut Ideas – Defending press freedom today: New Tools, New Challenges

The last few years were the deadliest for journalists, especially in the Middle East, where more than 90 percent of the crimes remain unpunished. Press freedom defenders are facing today multi-layered challenges: How to protect journalists who cannot afford expensive safety trainings and protective equipment? How to deal with budget constraints and donor fatigue? How to safeguard freedom of expression in legislation and in practice?

On World Press Freedom Day, the Samir Kassir Foundation hosts a panel discussion with Sarah Giaziri (Rory Peck Trust – UK), Jodie Ginsberg (Index on Censorship – UK), Cheryl Gould (Committee to Protect Journalists – USA) and Ayman Mhanna (SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom – Lebanon). Moderated by Hanin Ghaddar (NOW Media, Atlantic Council – Lebanon) to discuss these issues.

WHEN: May 3, 6:30 PM

WHERE: Press Syndicate Ain el-Tineh