Journalism Between Red Lines:
Covering Religion and Religious Freedom in a World of Conflict
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.,
Religion News Service and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute invite you to a timely and provocative discussion of the red lines journalists face covering religion around the world. What are the legal constraints on religion reporting — and when are they justified? What role does self-censorship play in covering volatile issues involving religion and religious freedom? What role does media coverage (or lack of coverage) play in fueling religious conflict and division?
- Pir Zubair Shah, Pulitzer Prize-winning Pakistani journalist
- Geraldine Fagan, author of “Believing in Russia — Religious Policy after Communism”
- Johannes Langkilde, U.S. correspondent for Danish Broadcasting Corporation
- Ebtihal Mubarak, Saudi journalist covering women and youth rights
- Sarah Cook, senior research analyst and China media expert at Freedom House
Moderated by Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
A reception will follow the discussion (co-sponsored by the Center on Religion & the Professions, University of Missouri).