May 3, 2013 10:00am – 8:00 pm
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 7th floor
20 Cooper Square, New York, New York, 10003
DIGITAL RELIGION : KNOWLEDGE, POLITICS AND PRACTICE SERIES
2012 was a year of unexpected trends in press freedom:
Some of the world’s fastest growing economies and emerging democracies—including Russia, Turkey and Brazil– fell in the press freedom ranks while the numbers of journalist incarcerated in these countries, or murdered with impunity, rose.
Here in the United States, the controversy surrounding Wikileaks, detentions of journalists covering the Occupy Wall Street protests, lack of adequate laws to protect sources and issues of digital security also raised questions about press freedom.
Meanwhile, Burma, formerly one of the world’s most repressive regimes, began to relax its fearsome grip on the media as Thein Sein’s government introduced political reforms.
In a day-long symposium, noted journalists, activists and academics explore these trends through a series of panel discussions, conversations and documentary film.
With keynote speaker, George Packer, in conversation with Ann Cooper.
Image: Journalists take cover in a shootout between police and drug traffickers in Brazil. (AP/Silvia Izquierdo) via Committee to Protect Journalists.
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