September 16–20, 2019 #pressfreedomweek
PRESS FREEDOM AND ELECTIONS
Monday, September 16, 2019 RECEPTION: 6:00 p.m.
This year saw elections unfolding around the globe in places like India, South Africa, Guatemala, and Tunisia, while in the United States primary season began to heat up. This conversation will explore the particular challenges for journalists and threats to press freedom and democracy that emerge around elections both globally and in the United States. Meher Tatna of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will offer opening remarks for this evening dialogue, which will be moderated by Ramzi Malouki, West Coast News Bureau Chief for the French Canal+ Group.
Moderator: Ramzi Malouki
Panelists: Kathleen Carroll, Board Chair, CPJ
Maria Ressa, CEO, Executive Editor, Co-founder, Rappler
Terry Tang, Op-ed Editor, Los Angeles Times
Blanka Zöldi, Investigative Journalist, Direkt36
PRESS FREEDOM AND DIVERSITY: WHOSE VOICE GETS INCLUDED?
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Who makes the news, and for whom? “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC” anchor Lester Holt will moderate a lively discussion on the question of what diversity means in media — and how it can influence the stories we read, hear, and share. Los Angeles Times Editor-in-Chief Norman Pearlstine will provide the opening remarks for this conversation. Producer/presenter for the BBC and HFPA member Sam Asi will provide closing remarks.
Moderator: Lester Holt Panelists:
Sewell Chan, Deputy Managing Editor, Los Angeles Times
Marina Walker Guevara, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Network, ICIJ
León Krauze, Anchor, Univision; Columnist, The Washington Post
Errin Haines Whack, Journalist, The Associated Press
CROSS-BORDER LEGAL THREATS TO PRESS FREEDOM
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Stories on migration at the southern U.S.
border have taken the world by storm — as have multinational investigative reports on the Panama Papers and similar stories. Weak legal protections for press freedom in one country can spill into others. In this panel, legal experts and journalists will explore the ways that laws in other countries, like the Official Secrets Act in the United Kingdom, which expressly punishes journalists for publishing government secrets, can chill reporting here. The panel will be moderated by Dale Cohen, director
of the Documentary Film Legal Clinic at the UCLA School of Law, with opening remarks by the school’s dean, Jennifer Mnookin. Lorenzo Soria, president of the HFPA, will deliver the closing remarks.
Moderator: Dale Cohen
Mónica Almeida, Quito Bureau Chief, El Universo
Agnés S. Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur, extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions; Director, Global Freedom of Expression Project
Bruce D. Brown, Executive Director, RCFP
David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur; Clinical Professor of Law, UCLA, Irvine,School of Law