The Doha Forum and Al Jazeera asked Maria Ressa, Time Magazine’s person of the year, Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s first press secretary, and me to debate to debate the current parlous state of journalism – from journalists being murdered, arrested, harassed and targeted for their reporting to fake news charges poisoning the whole ground of..
After our mission to Tokyo, the Committee to Protect Journalists has written to Japanese Prime Minister Abe to urge him strongly to engage with the concerns and recommendations expressed by UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye. The full letter is available here
This June I’m part of a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists to Japan, where we will advocate for continued and expanded press freedoms and participate in public forums at Waseda and Sophia Universities. Full details are available here. In April, I spoke at Hitotsubashi University on “Journalists, Consultants and Charlatans: How We All..
Here are remarks I made at the News Agencies World Congress in Baku: The Pen is Not a Menace – Protecting Journalists and Journalism By David Schlesinger A journalist is not a soldier. A pen is not a menace. A camera is not a gun. Yet to far too many crooked governments,..
The Committee to Protect Journalists, on whose board I sit, wrote to the US Justice Department to protest its actions against the Associated Prerss. The letter is available here. To quote from the letter: “Our board of directors rarely has seen the need to raise its collective voice against U.S. government actions that threaten newsgathering…
By David Schlesinger No one likes having her secrets exposed. No person, no government. And that’s why having a journalist as a friend is always a dicey proposition – for a good journalist, the story will trump the friendship. When a story affects a working spouse, watch out! The story trumps again. When..
The report is out and available here I wrote the preface, which can be seen here
MEDIA ADVISORY Press Conference/Report Launch CPJ’s most recent China report: Challenged in China: The shifting dynamics of censorship and control Tuesday March 12, 2013 10:45 am The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong David Schlesinger, CPJ Board Member Bob Dietz, CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Hong Kong, March 11, 2013—As China’s new leadership takes office, a..