The Committee to Protect Journalists and Columbia University Celebrates 30 Years of Defending Freedom of the Press

While freedom of the press has historically been a hot button topic, the recent attacks on journalists in Egypt, and now Libya, remind us how important this issue is, everyday, worldwide.

On Friday, March 4th, the Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization founded to promote freedom of the press, will be celebrating their 30th anniversary by hosting a panel event on campus.  Featured moderators Dan Rather and Slate editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg will each navigate their panelists of New York Times reporters, photojournalists, and renowned correspondents through two discussions: "Looking Back: 30 Years of Covering War" and "Looking Ahead: Social Media and Revolution," respectively.

The event will also highlight Columbia University’s acquisition of the CPJ Archives, which includes documents spanning nearly three decades of the organization’s human rights work through reports, case files, administrative files, as well as photographs, videos, and a vast collection of newspaper clippings. The archive will be available for research in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

The event, open to faculty and students, will be held at the Kellogg Center at SIPA from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Reservations are required. For more information, please visit the event listing.

To reserve your seat, please email Space is limited.