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French Series - International Press Freedom Day

French Series - International Press Freedom Day


This event is organized by La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. – 20007.
The French Embassy is pleased to invite you to our next French Series event with a panel discussion "Protecting journalists and the freedom of speech abroad and at home."


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WHAT: French Series - International Press Freedom Day panel discussion and exhibit

WHEN: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 6pm-8pm

WHERE: La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. – 20007

PRICE: Free admission

RESERVATION: Evenbrite, required

ADD. INFOS: Valid ID required, no parking inside the embassy. No large bags, helmets, suitcase.

Join us for our next French Series panel discussion event and seize this opportunity to discuss with experts about press freedom of speech with a panel discussion featuring:

  • Gene Policinski, Chief Operating Officer at the Newseum Institute and Senior Vice President of the First Amendment Center;
  • Gabe Rottman, Washington Director for PEN America;
  • Selina MacLaren, Legal Fellow at the Stanton Foundation Free Press/National Security at The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP).

The discussion will be moderated by Delphine Halgand, North America Director and spokesperson of Reporters without borders.

Visit our special photo exhibition “A Tribute to David Gilkey”, the NPR award-winning photojournalist killed in Afghanistan.
David’s images presented the atrocities of war, the destruction of nature — and most importantly, their impact upon people. His photographs and videos were haunting in their beauty and poignant in their nuance. Every person and every scene was captured with care, moving beyond the news to the personal struggle and perseverance of the people who lived it. This exhibition is possible thanks to Reporters without borders and Mr. Gilkey’s family. More info HERE.

Program of the evening

6pm: Panel discussion
7pm: Q&A session
7:30pm-8pm: Wine bar

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