The News We Could Lose: New Threats to Journalism and Press Freedom

In conflict and crisis, journalists put themselves in peril to bring news to the world. With journalists being killed and imprisoned in record numbers, the Newseum presents a special program examining these threats and the rise of new strategies by terrorists and governments to suppress information.

Moderated by “PBS NewsHour” managing editor Judy Woodruff, the program will feature a conversation with Diane Foley, mother of photojournalist James Foley, who was killed by Islamic State militants in August 2014, and Debra Tice, mother of freelance journalist Austin Tice, who has been missing since he was taken captive in Syria in August 2012.

The evening also will include a discussion on the growing threats to journalists worldwide, the role of freelancers and local reporters, and the rise of hostage taking. Panelists include Douglas Frantz, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; Kathleen Carroll, executive editor for the Associated Press; and Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The program is co-sponsored by the Newseum and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

February 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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