Past eventUnder 35s Forum

Stifling the Media: Barriers to Press Freedom

20 May 2014 - 18:30 to 19:30

Chatham House, London


Yavuz Baydar, Columnist, Today's Zaman; Co-Founder, P24, Platform for Independent Journalism; Recipient, Special Award of the European Press Prize 
James Deane, Director of Policy and Learning, BBC Media Action
Kirsty Hughes, Writer; Chief Executive, Index on Censorship (2012-14)
Chair: John Lloyd, Contributing Editor, Financial Times; Director of Journalism, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism



From intimidation to restrictive laws and curbs on information, media outlets and individual journalists face a variety of threats to maintaining their independence and integrity in print and online. The panel will outline key challenges to international media freedoms, and Yavuz Baydar will share his experiences as a journalist in Turkey, a country that has faced growing criticism from the international community following a crackdown on social media sites, an increased pressure on its press and high numbers of detained journalists. 

LIVE STREAM: This event will be live streamed for members only. The live stream will be made available here at 18:30 BST on Tuesday 20 May.

ASK A QUESTION: Send questions for the speakers by email to [email protected] or using #askCH on Twitter. A selection will be put to them during the event.

This event will be followed by a reception.

This is an Under 35s Forum event.