The March 8th panel at the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council explored the perilous situation of journalism and free expression in countries where state & non-state actors target journalists and undermine press freedom.
Freedom House's David J. Kramer and Christopher Walker joined Robert Orttung and Guy Verhofstadt to discuss Russia’s political climate leading up to March 4’s presidential election and the prospects for reform.
Freedom House convened a group of Bahraini activists one year after the "Pearl" uprising to discuss the current political climate. Maryam Al-Khawaja, Husain Abdullah and Jalil Al Radhi shared their personal stories of involvement in the revolution, assessed the obstacles to reform and proposed steps Bahrain should take to move forward.
The National Press Club's Press Freedom Committee hosted a panel to examine the latest trends on repression of expression in the Middle East and North Africa, featuring Freedom House expert Courtney Radsch.