Cross-Border Legal Threats to Press Freedom

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UCLA School of Law | Room 1357

385 Charles E Young Drive East

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Panel discussion with filmmakers and legal experts who explore the ways laws are used to punish journalists who publish government secrets.

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LA PRESS FREEDOM WEEK - A multi-day celebration of press freedom and the First Amendment that will engage the public and journalist community in and around Los Angeles, cosponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Los Angeles Times, in collaboration with Committee to Protect Journalists, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

https://goldenglobes.com/la-press-freedom-week

Thursday, September 19 – 6:00pm

Cross-Border Legal Threats to Press Freedom: Stories on migration at the southern U.S. border have taken the world by storm - as have multi-national investigative reports on the Panama Papers and similar stories. Weak legal protections for press freedom in one country can spill into others. In this panel, legal experts and journalists will explore the ways that laws in other countries, like the Official Secrets Act in the United Kingdom, which expressly punishes journalists for publishing government secrets, can chill reporting here.

The panel will be moderated by Dale Cohen, director of the Documentary Film Legal Clinic at the UCLA School of Law, with opening remarks by the school’s dean, Jennifer Mnookin. Lorenzo Soria, president of the HFPA will deliver the closing remarks.

This program is free to HFPA grantees, who will receive an invitation. Please note that this event is overbooked to ensure a full house. A ticket does not guarantee admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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6:00pm - Pre-reception

7:30pm - Panel discussion with Mónica Almeida (Quito Bureau Chief, El Uiverso), Bruce D. Brown (Executive Director, RCFP), Agnès S. Callamard (UN Special Rapporteur; Director, Global Freedom of Expression Project; Special Advisor to the President, Columbia University, Columbia Global), and David Kaye (UN special Raopporteur; Clinical Professor of Law, UCLA, Irvine, School of Law) followed by an audience Q&A

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1. Enter Parking Structure 2 located at LaKretz Hall, Charles E Young Dr. E., Los Angeles, CA 90024 (The entrance is off of Hilgard Ave. and Manning Ave.), and park in any unreserved stall.

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3. When prompted, enter your license plate number into the parking pay station by using the number pad.

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UCLA School of Law | Room 1357

385 Charles E Young Drive East

Los Angeles, CA 90095

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