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U.S. Journalists Jailed for Reporting to Gather at National Press Club

U.S. Journalists Jailed for Reporting to Gather at National Press Club

June 1, 2015 6:00 PM

Location: Conference Rooms

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U.S. Journalists Jailed for Reporting to Gather at National Press Club
June 1, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the National Press Club’s Murrow Room

Registration: $5 NPC members; $10 public.

More than a dozen of the living members of the media who’ve been fined, detained or jailed in their support of First Amendment liberties will gather at the National Press Club on Monday, June 1 for a symposium in support of International Whistleblowers.

“The men and women who’ve defended the First Amendment with their sacrifices represent newspapers, television stations, bloggers, film makers and editors. They’ve never assembled before. It is truly an historic occasion,” said John M. Donnelly, chairman of the National Press Club's Press Freedom Committee.

The event will be moderated by 1991 National Press Club’s National Freedom of the Press Award recipient Brian Karem. It will feature a panel discussion showcasing journalists Judith Miller, Vanessa Leggett, Libby Averyt, Josh Wolf, Lisa Abraham, David Kidwell, Sid Gaulden, Andrew Shain, Brad Stone, Timothy Crews, Roxana Kopetman and Bruce Anderson.

The symposium is sponsored by The National Press Club Journalism Institute, The Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, The First Amendment Coalition, Expose Facts.Org, The Maryland Delaware District of Columbia Press Association, the Institute for Public Accuracy, Western Journalism Center, U.S. Justice Foundation, and The Free Speech Coalition.

During the symposium, the group will discuss a national shield law to protect reporters from prosecution.

“Every state in the union has a shield law to protect reporters and the National Press Club is on record saying there is every reason for the federal government to supply the same support for reporters doing their jobs,” said Donnelly.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Julie Schoo
jschoo@press.org

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