World Press Freedom Index 2018
On April 25, 2018, The Washington Post and Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the world’s largest non-governmental organization specializing in the defense of media freedom, will hold a conversation on freedom of the press around the world.
The program will include 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 will be followed by a panel discussion with journalists moderated by Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Dana Priest.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Presentation of World Press Freedom Index 2018
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
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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