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.
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Guests should arrive at the 6th Street entrance of the Newseum
RSVP to Maggie Emery by email: firstname.lastname@example.org