Monday, April 26, 2010

#freedomhouse Kazakhstan Fails to Follow Due Process in Case against Human Rights Activist: Freedo..

Censorship without Borders: 21st Century Threats to Media Freedom

Censorship without Borders: 21st Century Threats to Media Freedom
Findings of Freedom of the Press 2010, Freedom House’s annual assessment of press freedom, show a worrying decline in media freedom around the globe. This downturn includes the growing phenomenon of international censorship, through which authoritarian states, such as China, are exerting repressive influence beyond national borders. Meanwhile, democratic states with restrictive laws, such as Britain’s freedom of expression-unfriendly libel laws, are creating a pernicious chilling effect on journalists, editors and publishers around the world. Please join us for a panel discussion, immediately following the public release of Freedom of the Press 2010 findings, examining the growing threats to free expression beyond national borders.
Hosted by The Newseum
Featured Speakers Include:
Robert Boorstin, Director of Corporate and Policy Communications, Google
Karin Karlekar, Managing Editor, Freedom of the Press
Libby Liu, President, Radio Free Asia
Frank Smyth, Washington Representative, Committee to Protect Journalists
Christopher Walker, Director of Studies, Freedom House
Thursday, April 29, 2010
11:00 A.M. – 12:30 p.m.
The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Guests should arrive at the 6th Street entrance of the Newseum
RSVP to Maggie Emery by email:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

#freedomhouse Some in Egyptian Government Call for Use of Violence Against Peaceful Protesters: Fr..
#freedomhouse Indonesia Court Fails to Overturn Archaic Blasphemy Law: Freedom House is disappoint..

Monday, April 19, 2010

#freedomhouse Human Rights Situation in Honduras Warrants Special Attention, According to OAS Repo..

Friday, April 16, 2010

#freedomhouse Freedom House Calls for More Resources to Counter Global Freedom Recession : Despite..