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Muzzled Media: Global Threats to Freedom of the Press
April 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The McCain Institute for International Leadership, 1800 “I” Street, NW, Eighth Floor Events Pavilion, Washington, DChttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/muzzled-media-global-threats-to-freedom-of-the-press-tickets-44923645834 Global press freedom has come under extreme duress in recent years. With total autonomy over their own media infrastructure, Russia and China have ramped up their efforts to interfere in, and disrupt, the media environments of vulnerable countries. Around the world, illiberal democracies have severely cracked down on independent journalism outlets. Recently, even journalists and media outlets in western democracies are beginning to face unprecedented threats. In the run-up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the McCain Institute for International Leadership, RadioFree Europe/RadioLiberty and the Czech Embassy will host a round-table discussion to highlight the global crisis of press freedom and hash out potential solutions. The event will feature the Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows, who will discuss the increasing challenges they face when reporting from their home countries. Speakers – Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows: Glib Zhavoronkov (Ukraine) Natalia Kondrashova (Russian Federation) Mahmud Musali (Azerbaijan) Raman Pratasevich (Belarus) “Muzzled Media: Global Threats to Freedom of the Press” will be held on the 8th floor of the Barrett & O’Connor Building. Light refreshments will be provided