World Press Freedom Day: A Conversation with the Broadcasting Board of Governors and George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs

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Date: May 1 2017 - 8:15am - 11:00am
Location:
George Washington University , 1957 E Street, NW Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, DC, 20052, United States

World Press Freedom Day:
A Conversation with the Broadcasting Board of Governors and George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs

Monday, May 1st, 2017
8:15 am -- 11 am
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-press-freedom-day-a-conversation-with-bbg-gw-tickets-33707176071

A conversation about the role of US international journalists, defending press freedom, and protecting journalists.

Host
Frank Sesno, Director, GW’s School of Media & Public Affairs

Keynote
Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Department of State

Panelists include:
• John F. Lansing, CEO & Director, Broadcasting Board of Governors
• Elise Labott, Global Affairs Correspondent, CNN
• Michael Oreskes, Senior VP of News and Editorial Director, NPR
• David Smith, Washington Correspondent, The Guardian
• Maryam Bugaje, Multimedia Broadcaster, Voice of America Hausa Service
• Setareh Derakhshesh, Director, Voice of America Persian Service
• Mike Eckel, Senior Washington Correspondent, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
• Bay Fang, Executive Editor, Radio Free Asia
• Omar Fekeiki, Managing Editor, “Raise Your Voice” Digital, Middle East Broadcasting Networks
• Nada Alwadi, Assignment Editor of Community Managers, “Raise Your Voice” Digital, Middle East Broadcasting Networks

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