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Joel Simon, 2018/19 Weissberg Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice

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Freedom of the Press.  March 18-23, 2019

Joel Simon
Joel Simon has been the executive director of Committee to Protect Journalists since 2006. Simon has led the organization through a period of expansion, helping to launch the Global Campaign Against Impunity, establish a Journalist Assistance program, and spearhead CPJ's defense of press freedom in the digital space through the creation of dedicated Technology Program. Read more about Joel Simon here...

Tuesday, March 19, 4:00 pm, Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

Discussion with Joel Simon of We Want to Negotiate:  The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom. Note: This book is available for sale at Turtle Creek Bookstore

Thursday, March 21, 4:00 pm, South Lounge. Careers in Media and Journalism

Friday, March 22, 7:30 pm, Eaton Chapel.  Freedom of the Press. Lecture by Joel Simon

Saturday, March 23, 10:00 am -12:00 pm, Moore Lounge. Valuing Fact and Truth in the Age of Fake News.  A panel discussion with:

Discussion facilitated by Andy Hall, Wisconsin Watch

Other events in the series:

March 1, 7:00 pm Richardson Auditorium. Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey. Lecture by award-winning political cartoonist Rob Rogers

February 25, 7:00 pm Richardson Auditorium The Decline of Democracy and Endangered Press Freedoms. Lecture by Pakistani political analyst, journalist, and author Raza Ahmad Rumi

Weissberg Fall Film Series

  • Monday, October 29, 7:00 p.m., Richardson AuditoriumFrame by Frame
  • Monday, November 5, 7:00 p.m., Richardson Auditorium. Reportero
  • Monday, November 19, 7:00 p.m., Richardson Auditorium. Forbidden Voices