The Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Joel Simon will deliver a talk on the state of media freedom in the United States and across the globe on Wednesday, December 12th at 5:30 pm in Textor 101.
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 been the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists since 2006 and before that headed up CPJ’s Americas program. He 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 a regular columnist for Columbia Journalism Review and the author of three books, “Endangered Mexico,” “The New Censorship” and “We Want to Negotiate: the Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages, and Ransom” (forthcoming).
Launched in 2008 and located within Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications, PCIM is a national center focusing on media outlets that create and distribute content outside traditional corporate systems and news organizations.
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