WASHINGTON, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will publish the 2016 World Press Freedom Index on April 20, 2016 at 00:01 am EST.
You are invited to a Press Conference on the 2016 World Press Freedom Index.
When: April 19, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm EST
Where: National Press Club, Zenger Room
529 14th Street, NW – 13th Floor – Washington, DC 20045
The annual report (under embargo until 0:01am EST) will be introduced by Delphine Halgand, Reporters Without Borders USA Director, highlighting the significant trends, rises, and falls of countries in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index.
The panelists for the discussion will include:
- Anna Therese Day: an American award-winning independent journalist and social media researcher. She is a 2013 Fulbright Fellow, a 2012 United Nations Press Fellow, and was named one of Zeitgeist's top 30 Great Young Minds of Our Time in 2011. Earlier this year, Anna and three members of her crew were detained while covering the anniversary of Bahrain's 2011 uprising.
- Lily Yekoye / Simegnish Mengesha: an Ethiopian journalist, who has served most recently as director of the Ethiopian Environment Journalists Association. An outspoken advocate for freedom of expression, she has worked extensively with foreign news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Voice of America, and the BBC, working with the international media to highlight stories the Ethiopian government would rather leave uncovered.
- Arzu Geybullayeva: a journalist from Azerbaijan, who received the 2014 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Previously Ms. Geybullayeva worked for the National Democratic Institute in Baku and the European Stability Initiative, a Berlin based think tank, in Istanbul. She has spent the past few years writing about the on-going crackdown in Azerbaijan.
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About the World Press Freedom Index
The World Press Freedom Index that Reporters Without Borders has published every year since 2002 measures the level of freedom of information in 180 countries. It reflects the degree of freedom that journalists, news organizations and netizens enjoy in each country, and the efforts made by the authorities to respect and ensure respect for this freedom.
About Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is the largest press freedom organization in the world with almost 30 years of experience. Thanks to its unique global network of 150 local correspondents investigating in 130 countries, 12 national offices (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, USA) and a consultative status at the United Nations and UNESCO, Reporters Without Borders is able to have a global impact by gathering and providing on the ground intelligence, and defending and assisting news providers all around the world.
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