Cross-Border Legal Threats to Press Freedom

September 19, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

With stories like Central American migration at the southern U.S. border and multi-national investigative reporting like the Panama Papers team, weaker legal protections for press freedom in one country can spill into others. Legal experts and two documentary filmmakers will explore the ways that laws like the Official Secrets Act in the United Kingdom, which expressly punishes journalists for publishing government secrets, can chill reporting around the world.

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.

Panelists: Mónica Almeida | Bruce D. Brown | David Kaye Agnès S. Callamard

6:00pm - Pre-reception
7:30pm - 9:00pm - Panel discussion followed by an audience Q&A

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This exciting panel is one of the marquee events of LA Press Freedom Week, sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Los Angeles Times, the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and other local and national organizations. We hope to see you there. 

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.