Human Rights and a Free Press

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

United Nations Association Chapter of Greater Philadelphia (UNA-GP) are organizing an event on the topic of "Human Rights and a Free Press” for Wednesday, December 10 in Philadelphia.

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.


6:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director at the Committee to Protect Journalists

6:30 pm Responder panel with the journalist Michael Matza and the cartoonist Signe Wilkinson. The panel is moderated by our very own Peter Chawaga.

7:00 pm Q&A with the audience

Use #PressFreedomPHL to interact with the event audience or send your questions in advance to the panel.

Panel participants:

Michael Matza is a Staff Writer and former foreign correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer
Signe Wilkinson is the Editorial Cartoonist, The Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer
Peter Chawaga is the Editor for the Emerging International Journalism Program of the Global Philadelphia Association.



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