December 14, 2018

Event Coverage Highlight

Chinese Government Pressure on Western Media Continues to Build

Photo courtesy of James Yeo

Photo courtesy of James Yeo

The OPC, Pen America and Freedom House are co-sponsoring a forum to discuss the state of free expression in China. PEN America will release a new report at the event that documents how the government of President Xi Jinping continues to escalate pressures against Western correspondents and their organizations operating in China.

Panelists will include Barbara Demick, formerly of the Los Angeles Times in Beijing, now at the Council on Foreign Relations; Gady Epstein, media editor of The Economist who was previously the Beijing bureau chief of The Economist, Forbes and the Baltimore Sun; and Edward Wong, the Beijing bureau chief for The New York Times.

Moderating will be Minky Worden, of Human Rights Watch, who also serves on the board of the OPC.

The report will be introduced by Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN America.

A Reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30. p.m.

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