CPJ Events

Q&A with Joel Simon at Politics and Prose Bookstore

Joel Simon - The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom, a Q&A with Rebecca MacKinnon.

Jan 5 2015, at 7:00 pm.

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

More details here.

January 5, 2015

Discussing Rwanda press freedom

Anton Harber, the author of the just released report on press freedom in Rwanda for the Committee to Protect Journalists, will discuss his findings on Wednesday 10 December at the International Press Centre between 10h30 and 12h30, Résidence Palace, rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Brussels. Other speakers will be Sue Valentine, Africa director at CPJ, Marie-Soleil Frère, researcher at the ULB (Free University of Brussels) and Jean-Paul Marthoz, CPJ Europe representative.

December 10, 2014

Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges

Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges 6 pm to 8:30 PM

Program: Keynote Speaker: Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists; a responder panel of local journalists is being organized.

December 10, 2014

Freedom and Safety of Journalists

Conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on media freedom and safety of journalists. CPJ's Europe Representative, Jean-Paul Marthoz, will participate in the conference.

December 4. Paris, at the French Senate.

December 4, 2014

CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2014

Four journalists from Burma, Iran, Russia, and South Africa will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2014 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous reporting. These journalists have faced imprisonment, violence, and censorship.

For details, click here.

November 25, 2014

Human Rights Dilemmas in Ethiopia

While Ethiopia has proven to be a willing ally in the war on terror and partner in developing successful models to strengthen food security and community resilience, many aspects of its human rights record continue to raise concerns. In recent years there has been a disturbing trend towards repressive interpretations of laws, which have led to significant human rights abuses targeting civil society groups, freedom of the press, and indigenous peoples. A growing number of journalists and political opposition actors have been arrested under anti-terrorism statutes. The inability of civil society groups to function has prevented meaningful engagement on a number of important human rights issues, including land and water rights and the rights of indigenous peoples.

Sue Valentine, CPJ's Africa program coordinator, will be presenting CPJ's research on Ethiopia at the briefing.

November 14, 2014

Joel Simon in Conversation with George Packer @Book Court, Brooklyn

Tue Nov 11, 7:00PM

On the Docket: Release Party Reading Audience Q&A Book Signing.

November 11, 2014

Freedom of Expression in the Middle East and North Africa

Amnesty International Regional Conference. Washington, DC. CPJ's Advocacy Director, Courtney Radsch will be speaking.

November 9, 2014

Joel Simon & Kathleen Carroll on The New Censorship

Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, warns that we can no longer assume our global information ecosystem is stable, protected, and robust. Journalists -- and the crucial news they report -- are increasingly vulnerable to attack by authoritarian governments, militants, criminals, and terrorists, who all seek to use technology, political pressure, and violence to set the global information agenda.

Join Joel Simon and Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of The Associated Press, in a conversation on Simon's new book, The New Censorship: Inside the Global Battle for Media Freedom , published by Columbia Journalism Review Books.

November 6, 2014

Film Screening: 'Under Threat'

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and The Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) the present: Film Screening: 'Under Threat'. Watch the trailer here.

Discussion: As Election Nears, Egyptian Press in Peril

CPJ Blog: Don't let al-Sisi's government have Egypt's last word

November 6, 2014