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Oct. 8-11 at Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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Monday, October 9 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
How the world sees US: Press freedom in Trump era

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Visiting world editors (Bangladesh, Britain and Jordan) from the International Press Institute comment on how the embattled American press is having a ripple effect in other countries. Tables have turned, and the world now sees the United States no longer has a leader in free press issues. A discussion with the world panelists and the audience, moderated by IPI Chair John Yearwood, former world editor of the Miami Herald, and Marty Steffens, IPI board member and a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Moderators
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Marty Steffens

Professor, University of Missouri
MARTY STEFFENS teaches at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which she joined after a 30-year career in the news industry. The former executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner, she has also worked at the (Binghamton, NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin and the Los Angeles... Read More →
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John Yearwood

Chair, International Press Institute
John Yearwood is President and CEO of Yearwood Media Group, a global consulting and conference moderating firm. He is the former World Editor of the Miami Herald and former host of the Herald’s World Desk, which focuses on global issues and newsmakers. Yearwood’s department won numerous awards during his leadership, including two McClatchy Company... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
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Mahfuz Anam

Editor and Publisher, The Daily Star
Mahfuz Anam is editor and publisher of The Daily Star, the largest circulated English-language newspaper in Bangladesh. Under his editorship (1993 to date), The Daily Star has become the most respected and trusted English-language newspaper in the country and his occasional column "Commentary" enjoys a wide following. He began his journalism career in 1972 as a correspondent for the Bangladesh Observer and later as assistant editor of the Bangladesh Times before embarking on a 14-year career with UNESCO, working in various public affairs and media capacities in Paris, New York and Bangkok. Anam co-founded The Daily Star in 1991 and was named publisher and CEO of Media world Ltd, the owning company of The Daily Star, in 1998. He is the founding president of the Newspapers Owners Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) and current secretary general of the... Read More →
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Daoud Kuttab

Director General, Community Media Network
Daoud Kuttab is the director-general of Community Media Network (CMN), a non-profit NGO dedicated to advancing independent media in the Middle East. CMN is registered in both Jordan and Palestine and administers AmmanNet and Radio Al Balad. Amman-Net, which Kuttab established in 2000, was the Arab... Read More →


Monday October 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Marriott Balcony A Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

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