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The race against freedom of press and human rights

Human Rights
Date: Monday, 18 September 2017 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: The Press Club Brussels Europe  |  City: Etterbeek, Belgium

Tom Gibson - the Committee to Protect Journalists' lead advocate in Brussels and is working to push EU institutions to better protect journalists and defend press freedom.
Ernest Sagaga - Head of IFJ Human Rights & Safety
Waqass Goraya - Human Rights activist and blogger from Pakistan and currently in exile in Netherlands.

But what happened to Gauri Lankesh is not a singular case. Journalists all over the world are put in danger every day. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has released the following numbers, for 2017 alone:

On 6th of September, BBC was reporting that Gauri Lankesh, a prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics, vocal about Kashmiri Rights and Muslim rights has been shot dead in front of her house in India.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered across several Indian cities on Wednesday. Media, human rights organisations and opposition party leaders also strongly condemned the shooting.

30 journalists have been killed

171 journalists in prison

55 journalists still missing

Since 1992, more than 808 journalists have been killed and from what we see these days, these numbers are not going down too soon. Governments and non-state actors find innovative ways to suppress the media worldwide.

Under this global context it is clear that certain European, EU values are being tackled. What is the EU doing towards the freedom of press and protection of journalists? Is there more we could do both at EU and global level? How can individuals, companies and institutions cooperate? Let's find out together.

WSF is inviting you to an open discussion about the freedom of press and human rights situation in 2017. Join us and share your opinion!

Register here. #EUevents





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  • Monday, 18 September 2017 18:30 - 20:00

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