World Press Freedom Index 2018
On April 25, The Washington Post and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) held a conversation on freedom of the press around the world, including a presentation of RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, which examines the degree of freedom that journalists, news organizations and citizens enjoy in more than 180 countries. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with journalists moderated by Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Dana Priest.
Opening Remarks
Cameron Barr, Managing Editor for News at The Washington Post, gives opening remarks at The Washington Post ahead of the launch of the 2018 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders.
    Presentation of World Press Freedom Index 2018
    Margaux Ewen, North America Executive Director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), gives a presentation of the 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Ewen and Washington Post Congressional Reporter and former Moscow Correspondent, Karoun Demirjian, discuss the index and take a closer look at the degree of freedom that journalists, news organizations and citizens enjoy in more than 180 countries.
      Margaux Ewen, North America Executive Director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Washington Post Congressional Reporter and former Moscow Correspondent, Karoun Demirjian, break down the 2018 World Press Freedom Index region-by-region.
        Margaux Ewen, North America Executive Director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), discusses the ranking of the United States in this year's World Press Freedom Index. The U.S. slipped two places on the index this year to number 45, out of 180 countries.
          Margaux Ewen
          North America Executive Director, Reporters Without Borders
          Margaux Ewen runs the U.S. activities for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and advocates for journalists, bloggers and media rights worldwide.
          Interviewed by Karoun Demirjian
          Karoun Demirjian covers national security policy on Capitol Hill, with a focus on defense, foreign policy, intelligence and matters concerning the judiciary. She was previously a correspondent based in The Washington Post's bureau in Moscow.
          Perspectives on Freedom of the Press Around the Globe
          On Wednesday April 25, The Washington Post brought journalists together to discuss the challenges of reporting both at home and in the world’s hot spots where members of the press sometimes risk their personal safety in order to get the story. J. Jesús Esquivel, Washington Correspondent for Proceso Magazine, Jason Rezaian, Global Opinions Writer at The Washington Post, Alisa Sopova, a freelance journalist from Ukraine, and Margaret Talev, Chief White House Correspondent at Bloomberg and President of the White House Correspondents’ Association, share their perspectives on freedom of the press around the globe.
            Jason Rezaian, global opinions writer at The Washington Post, says he's happy to be back at work writing about press freedom around the world. He served as The Post's correspondent in Tehran from 2012 to 2016. He spent 544 days unjustly imprisoned by Iranian authorities until his release in January 2016.
              Margaret Talev, Chief White House Correspondent at Bloomberg and President of the White House Correspondents’ Association, shares her perspective on covering the Trump White House and the impact of the administration's attitude toward the press.
                J. Jesús Esquivel, Washington Correspondent for Proceso Magazine, Jason Rezaian, Global Opinions Writer at The Washington Post, Alisa Sopova, a freelance journalist from Ukraine, and Margaret Talev, Chief White House Correspondent at Bloomberg and President of the White House Correspondents’ Association, discuss death threats against journalists in the United States and around the world.
                  Alisa Sopova, a freelance journalist from Ukraine, and J. Jesús Esquivel, Washington Correspondent for Proceso Magazine, describe the dangers facing journalists in their home countries of Ukraine and Mexico.
                    J. Jesús Esquivel
                    Washington Correspondent, Proceso
                    J. Jesús Esquivel is the Washington correspondent of Proceso Magazine of Mexico, and collaborator of Carmen Aristegui's news program in Mexico. Since 1988, Esquivel has been a Washington correspondent for several Mexican news organizations and is also the author of three books.
                    Jason Rezaian
                    Jason Rezaian is a writer for Global Opinions at The Washington Post. He served as The Post's correspondent in Tehran from 2012 to 2016. Rezaian spent 544 days unjustly imprisoned by Iranian authorities until his release in January 2016.
                    Alisa Sopova
                    Freelance Journalist from Ukraine; Visiting Scholar, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
                    Alisa Sopova is a freelance journalist from Ukraine. She is a former producer and reporter for The New York Times in Ukraine focusing on the coverage of the armed conflict in the East of the country as well as national politics and social issues.
                    Margaret Talev
                    Senior White House Correspondent, Bloomberg; President, White House Correspondents’ Association
                    Margaret Talev is a Senior White House Correspondent for Bloomberg. She has covered the White House since 2009 and covered Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns. She also serves as President of the White House Correspondents' Association.
                    Moderated by Dana Priest
                    In her 30 years at The Washington Post, Dana Priest has covered the Pentagon, intelligence agencies, Russian disinformation operations and veterans issues, among other matters. She has won two Pulitzer Prizes and is the author of two best-selling books.
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