Santa Fe Council On International Relations Presents ‘The Free Press And Democracy’ Thursday

CIR News: 
 
The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents, The Free Press and Democracy: 7 Edward R. Murrow Journalists, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 N. St. Francis Dr.
 
The talk is open to the public and focuses on the perspective and experiences of journalists from seven different countries, including:
  • Rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and the principles and laws governing the press in the United States and around the globe;
  • Evolution, current status, and trends in journalistic investigations and research in the United States and around the globe;
  • Role that investigative journalists play in society as they raise awareness of issues of social concern and report on illegal, irregular, or abusive actions on behalf of government, politicians, criminals or corporations; and
  • Impact of social media, new communication technologies, citizen journalism, and alternative forms of investigative reporting.
Journalists participating are from Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, South Africa, Algeria, the Maldives and Liberia.
 
Tickets are $5 for CIR members and $8 for nonmembers – available here and at the door (the Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 N. St. Francis Dr.).
 
Reporters, media employees, teachers, students are free. More information available here. Happy hour drinks also will be served.
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