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


Faneuil Hall

Boston, Massachusetts

Mayor’s Remarks

Martin J. Walsh

Mayor, City of Boston


Courtney Radsch, PhD

Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists


Ray Suarez

Host of Inside Story on Al Jazeera America and

America Abroad on Public Radio on International

Stephen Kurkjian

Founding member and former chief of The Boston

Globe Investigative Spotlight Team and former editor

of its Washington Bureau

Thomas Mucha

Editor, GlobalPost

Free and open to the public

Reception follows at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel