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Deteriorating Freedom of the Press in the Middle East

Our distinguished panel will discuss the increasing threats and intimidation against much of the world’s press, especially in the Middle East, which has been called the place where the freedom of the press goes to die. In countries such as Turkey, newspapers and hundreds of media outlets have been shuttered and journalists unfairly imprisoned. The panel will also discuss politically motivated attacks on CNN and Al Jazeera and the importance of free press and media.

MLF Organizer
Celia Menczel

MLF: Middle East

October 16, 2017

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, 94105
United States


Janine Zacharia

Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University; Former Jerusalem Bureau Chief, The Washington Post

Robert Rosenthal

Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting; Former Managing Editor, San Francisco Chronicle; Former Editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jonathan Curiel

Fulbright Scholar; Reuters Fellow, Oxford; Journalist

Additional Panelists TBA