Joel Simon, Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, will deliver a lecture on the state of media freedom in the United States and across the globe. Upholding freedom of expression and the rights of journalists is essential at a time when reporters are being murdered and imprisoned in record numbers; when misinformation and disinformation are proliferating online; and when a new generation of autocratic leaders is seeking to suppress criticism and dissent.
Simon has written widely on press freedom issues for The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian and dozens of other publications around the world. He is the author of three books, “Endangered Mexico,” “The New Censorship” and “We Want to Negotiate: the Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages, and Ransom” (forthcoming, January 2019).
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Wednesday, December 12 at 5:30pm