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SILENCED! Navigating Global Threats to Press Freedom

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Assaults on press freedom come in many forms. Authoritarian regimes close down media outlets and arrest or attack journalists. Social media is weaponized against dissent. Implicit threats of reprisal foster media self-censorship. In ostensibly open societies like our own, government officials try to undermine press credibility with charges of “fake news”. Reporters’ lawful requests for public information are resisted or ignored. Meanwhile, a changing information environment calls into question the viability of the existing business model for news providers.

Join us as a distinguished international panel of journalists take a comprehensive look at how social, political and economic forces are threatening your right to know.


UWM Student Union — Fireside Lounge
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, 53211 United States