“Press Freedom: A Fundamental Right” A World Press Freedom Day live webchat

The speakers will be joined by a live audience at the U.S. Embassies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Abuja, Nigeria, and Tirana, Albania.

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, a panel of journalists and media experts will take part in an interactive webchat to discuss the importance of media freedom and its role in a democratic society. The panelists will also highlight best practices for journalist safety, increasing trust in journalism, and how social media can be used to combat threats to press freedom. The speakers will be joined by a live audience at the U.S. Embassies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Abuja, Nigeria, and Tirana, Albania.

Audiences at viewing groups around the world, as well as online viewers, will be able to ask the experts their press freedom questions live on the ShareAmerica streaming page: Share.America.gov/press-freedom-webchat.

The United States Embassy in Addis Ababa invites you to attend this event:

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:45 p.m.
Venue: U.S. Embassy, Entoto Road

Speaker Bios:

Richard Lui is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News. Lui was previously a news anchor at CNN Worldwide, where he became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national news broadcast in the U.S. Most recently, Lui reported on the ground on the Paris and San Bernardino Terror Attacks and in Ferguson and Baltimore during heightened racial unrest. Lui has 30 years of experience in network television, technology, and business. Starting in 2016 he honed in on the digital, working class, and fake news dynamics new to politics. Bio.

Courtney Radsch is the advocacy director at the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). As a veteran journalist, researcher, and free expression advocate, she writes and speaks frequently about the nexus of media, technology, and human rights. Radsch is the author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence & Political Change. Her articles have been published in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, the Huffington Post, and other publications. She previously worked with UNESCO’s Section for Freedom of Expression and the Global Freedom of Expression Campaign at Freedom House, where she conducted training for activists in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Bio.

Please RSVP to Ali Suleiman (0911-509-510) or Yohannes Gezahegn (091-202-1840).