CPJ Events

Conflict Reporting: Safety and Security in the Field

Join CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney for a panel on conflict reporting. Risks for journalists covering conflict and political strife continue to rise each year, with a reported 38 journalists killed in 2015 alone and hundreds threatened, attacked, kidnapped and/or targeted. This panel of journalists and practitioners will explore the radically changing landscape of conflict reporting over the past decade, including how the press industry is assessing and responding to these increased threats against press freedom, digital security and the lives of journalists worldwide.

The panel will be moderated by Christina Piaia, Board President of the Chris Hondros Fund. Sawyer Alberi, lead instructor for RISC and Wilderness Medical Associates, and Ron Haviv, Emmy nominated, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII will also speak on the panel.

September 20, 2015

Journalism Safety Panel Discussion


Senior Adviser, Journalist Security, Frank Smyth of the Committee to Protect Journalists will participate in a round table discussion to analyze two proposed sets of industry principles.

September 14, 2015

APPNA Summer Convention

Join Asia Program Coordinator Bob Dietz at the 38th Annual Summer Convention of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America where he will speak on a panel about the dangers of working as a journalist in Pakistan.

August 15, 2015

Congressional Hearing: Threats to Press Freedom in the Americas

Carlos Lauría, Senior Coordinator for the Americas, Committee to Protect Journalists will testify at the Congressional Hearing: Threats to Press Freedom in the Americas on July 29.

The event will cover a description of the state of press freedom in the Americas, paying particular attention to the challenges journalists are facing in the region at-large and in specific countries. It will also include an analysis of challenges to the press both government-sponsored and from other factors, such as criminal groups, internal armed conflict, drug trade, or social factors, etc. Carlos will also discuss CPJ's work and findings on press challenges in the region, while providing policy recommendations for Congress to consider on how to more effectively promote press liberties.

July 29, 2015

The Internet Governance Forum for the United States 2015

The Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) is a multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. It provides a domestic forum in the US to engage civil society, government, technologists, research scientists, industry and academia, helping to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that demonstrate best practices and help move policy forward.

Regional and national IGF meetings are taking place globally, including gatherings in East Africa, Europe (EuroDig), Latin America, the Caribbean, West Africa, Spain and Italy. These events are organized on a local level and have no formal ties to the global IGF, however the UN's IGF Secretariat recognizes the importance of the regional and national events and reports from these meetings are shared at the international gatherings.

July 16, 2015

Aspen Ideas Festival

The Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation's premier, public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in deep and inquisitive discussion of the ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times.This year's theme is Smart Solutions to the World's Toughest Challenges.

June 25, 2015

Film Screening of "The Unravelling: Human rights reporting and digital storytelling"

The Committee to Protect Journalists is partnering with Human Rights Watch to present The Unravelling: Human rights reporting and digital storytelling.

In November 2013, Human Rights Watch Emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and leading photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale began a journey to draw attention to a humanitarian crisis in a country that few people in the world even knew existed. The aim was to document the war crimes and horrific bloodshed that was taking place in the little-known country of the Central African Republic. Culminating in the multimedia project The Unravelling, their investigations have become the most important source of information on a crisis that continues today. This program includes documentary footage from The Unravelling as well as discussions on how the project was produced and disseminated. We will learn how Peter and Marcus used every tool available to put the story on the map and the methods they used to capture photographs, videos and satellite imagery. We will also learn how they crafted their material into a compelling narrative for the public and policy-makers.

June 18, 2015

Journalists Memorial Rededication at the Newseum

On June 8th, the Newseum will rededicate its Journalists Memorial in recognition of the dangers in the profession of journalism and those who have died in pursuit of news and information. This year's ceremony recognizes 14 journalists who represent those who died in 2014.

June 8, 2015

World Media Policy Forum

Dissecting the big challenges facing publishers, policy makers and civil society: focus on internet governance and right to be forgotten

Today news publishers find themselves sharing the news making process with citizen journalists as well as with social platforms and Silicon Valley. In the words of Emily Bell, Director of Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, "the 'two cultures' of engineering and journalism are very different" and the situation has obvious consequences on freedom of expression, "To have our free speech standards, our reporting tools and publishing rules set by unaccountable software companies is a defining issue not just for journalism but the whole of society" . It seems necessary for the content providers to actively participate in the debate on the globalized digital regulatory agenda, and help identify shared values. WAN-IFRA World Media Policy Forum is aimed at providing a networking and knowledge platform for this discussion.

June 3, 2015

Oslo Freedom Forum

The Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) is a thriving global community of rights defenders, dissidents, Nobel Laureates, tech visionaries, heads of state, journalists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, authors, artists, philanthropists, photographers, filmmakers, cartoonists, musicians, scholars, and students. This spring, they come together in Norway to tell their stories, brainstorm ideas, launch initiatives, and share an unforgettable experience of solidarity in challenging arbitrary power around the world. The 2015 Oslo Freedom Forum will take place on May 25-27.

May 25, 2015