Activities & Projects

03-05-2015
The Beirut Ideas – Defending press freedom today: new tools, new challenges
Press Syndicate – Ain el-Tineh – May 3, 6:30 PM
Press freedom is not doing well. The last few years were the deadliest for journalists, especially in the Middle East, where more than 90 percent of the crimes remain unpunished. Press freedom defenders are facing today multi-layered challenges: How to protect journalists who cannot afford expensive safety trainings and protective equipment? How to deal with budget constraints and donor fatigue? How to safeguard freedom of expression in legislation and in practice? 

Panel discussion with Sarah Giaziri (Rory Peck Trust – UK), Jodie Ginsberg (Index on Censorship – UK), Cheryl Gould (Committee to Protect Journalists – USA) and Ayman Mhanna (SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom – Lebanon). Moderated by Hanin Ghaddar (NOW Media, Atlantic Council – Lebanon).