Dec 10, 2014 (Wednesday)
Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges 6 pm to 8:30 PM
Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Keynote Speaker: Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/press/courtney-radsch.php;
Moderator: Peter Chawaga, Editor of Global Philadelphia’s Emerging International Journalists Program.
Michael Matza, Staff Writer and former foreign correspondent, Philadelphia Inquirer
Signe Wilkinson, Editorial Cartoonist, The Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer
Objectives of Human Rights Day: Celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and inform the public concerning the many threats, global and domestic, to journalists trying to report on matters that impact human rights. In addition, to offer ideas on how journalists can be better protected to carry out their jobs.
A key element of protecting and promoting human rights is the work of journalists who are free to report on the activities of public and private institutions and individuals; in particular, there is a link between the free flow of information and the human right of democracy that can hold public and private institutions and individuals accountable for their actions.
Cosponsored by the Global Philadelphia Association. The Global Philadelphia Association spotlights Philadelphia as an international hub of business, education, culture & innovation, showcasing the Region’s global character. www.globalphiladelphia.org