John Rezaian wrote for the Washington Post, “Last year was the most dangerous year ever for journalists. Eighteen journalists were killed around the world in 2017, a record number were imprisoned and threats against the press seemingly have become common, even in the West.”
Already this month, reports of violence, disappearances, and suspicious deaths across the globe continue to contribute towards an exceedingly hostile and violent climate for journalists seeking and exposing truths. Join us for an important discussion with the International Federation of Journalists’ Jeremy Dear on the current threats and climate affecting the media.
About the Speaker
Jeremy Dear is Deputy General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists. He worked for 20 years as a staff and freelance journalist in the UK covering social issues including homelessness and social exclusion and worked as a freelance for 5 years in Latin America covering human rights and freedom of expression issues and has written for The Guardian and New Statesman among others. He was General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists for 10 years and served as the journalists’ voice on the National Training Organisation for the journalism industry.