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The Committee to Protect Journalists and Bloomberg News are hosting a free public discussion on the threats to press freedom posed by the Obama administration’s aggressive war on leaks and the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance.
The discussion comes on the heels of the Committee to Protect Journalists’ comprehensive annual assessment “Attacks on the Press,” which describes the threats to press freedom and explores strategies to safeguard the free flow information around the world. The discussion will examine how the U.S. government’s aggressive war on leaks and digital surveillance poses a global challenge for the free flow of news.
The panelists include former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism at the Cronkite School, and Geoffrey King, CPJ Internet advocacy coordinator. The event is moderated by Bloomberg News reporter Jennifer Oldham.
The 7 p.m. discussion includes a welcome reception at 6:30 p.m.
The hashtag for the event is #AttacksOnPress.
First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004