The National Press Club's Press Freedom Committee hosted a panel on Feb 14, 2012 to examine the latest Mideast trends on repression of expression.
The panel was moderated by Frank Smyth, executive director of Global Journalist Security (journalistsecurity.net) and senior advisor for journalist security at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
- Nada Alwadi, a Bahraini journalist
- Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera's Washington bureau chief
- Jeff Ghannam, a lawyer, writer and former reporter who has contributed widely to the debate on social media and media development in the Arab region
- Clare Morgana Gillis, a U.S.-based freelancer with Mideast experience who was jailed in Libya last year
Co-sponsors of the event included: Freedom House, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the National Endowment for Democracy's Center for International Media Assistance.