Event DetailsTuesday January 14, 2020 6:00 pm Writers Guild of America, East
250 Hudson Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10013
The Writers Guild of America, East
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Briefing with The Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. Press freedom is increasingly under threat in authoritarian regimes and democracies alike. In 2019, 25 journalists were killed in connection to their work, and for the fourth year in a row, at least 250 journalists are behind bars. Last year, the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker documented nine journalists arrested or facing criminal charges, and 38 physical attacks on journalists. CPJ continuously responds to these fast-paced changes through their ongoing reporting, advocacy, journalist assistance and emergency response.
This presentation will provide an overview of CPJ’s research and data, with a focus on CPJ’s work in the USA. This includes documenting ongoing threats through the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, research on threats to female and gender non-confirming journalists in non-hostile environments, and safety planning for journalists covering the 2020 US elections.
In July, the Committee to Protect Journalists unionized with the Writers Guild of America, East. You can read about it here.
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