World Press Freedom Day 2008: Securing and Expanding Press Freedom through New Media

In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, CIMA hosted an event entitled “Securing and Expanding Press Freedom through New Media” on Capitol Hill, exploring journalists’ use of new media and the importance of information technologies in expanding press freedom in closed societies.

Honorary co-hosts for the event were  Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.),  and Rep. Michael Pence (R-Ind.), co-founders of the Congressional Caucus for the Freedom of the Press.


John Palfrey
executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
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Shanthi Kalathil
consultant for the Communication for Governance & Accountability Program at the World Bank
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Aboubakr Jamaï
Mason Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and former publisher of Le Journal Hebdomadaire in Morocco
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Xiao Qiang
director of the Berkeley China Internet Project at the University of California, Berkeley
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Introduction: Watch the Video
Moderated Q&A: Watch the Video