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.,
Washington, D.C.

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).

This program is free to attend, but registration is required. Please click here to RSVP. Follow the event on Twitter: #RNSredlines @RNS @Newseum

We look forward to seeing you at the Newseum April 9.


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