Freedom of the Press Under Fire – Webinar on November 16

UCI Office of Global Engagement has been hosting a series of webinars this year to address a number of timely international topics. The webinar on November 16 will explore the role of journalism in the world today, and the increase in attacks on journalists and the outlets they represent. Freedom of the press, free speech and journalism in various government models will be discussed with experts on Hong Kong, Lebanon and Russia. The event will be moderated by David Kaye, Clinical Professor of Law who recently completed a six-year appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression.

The event is intended as a resource for faculty, staff, students and the general public.

Monday, November 16, 9-10 a.m. PT / 5-6 p.m. GMT

The event will feature industry and UCI leaders discussing the latest news about journalism in the world today and answering questions.

Speakers include:

ModeratorDavid Kaye, Director UCI Law Clinic and Former UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

  • Yuen Chan, Print, television and radio journalist in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing correspondent, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism, City, University of London
  • James Rodgers, Reader in International Journalism, Associate Dean of Global Engagement, City, University of London
  • Zahera Harb, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Journalism, City, University of London and Director of MA International Journalism and MA Media and Globalisation

Welcome and ClosureVictoria Jones, UCI Chief Global Affairs Officer

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