A journalist dies mysteriously in Yemen after receiving threats because of his work, and the resulting autopsy raises more questions than answers. A columnist in the same country is sentenced to death on espionage charges in an opaque trial.
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To mark World Press Freedom Day 2017, join the Committee to Protect Journalists, Access Now, and Article 19 at the EU Delegation to the United Nations for a panel discussion on strategies to address challenges to freedom of expression. The panel will discuss global trends toward suppression of free speech and press freedom, approaches to curbing hate speech, and the impact of "post-truth" politics and propaganda. Moderated by Quinn McKew, the Deputy Executive Director of Article 19, the panel will include Courtney Radsch, advocacy director at the Committee to Protect Journalists, Peter Micek, global policy and legal counsel for Access Now, in conversation with a senior journalist. Opening remarks will be made by H.E. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, head of the EU Delegation to the United Nations.
April 28, 2017
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Do you believe the free flow of information must be protected? Sign the #RightToReport petition and demand that President Obama immediately:
1. Issue a presidential policy directive prohibiting the hacking and surveillance of journalists and media organizations.
2. Limit aggressive prosecutions that ensnare journalists and intimidate whistleblowers.
3. Prevent the harassment of journalists at the U.S. border.
Or click here to see the full petition, and join leading journalists like Christiane Amanpour, The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger, Editor of the AP Kathleen Carroll, and Arianna Huffington in signing on.