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Persecuted Journalists Speak Out : A Global Perspective on Torture and the Press

  • American University 4300 Nebraska Avenue Northwest (Room Y403) Washington, DC, 20016 United States (map)

All over the world journalists are being harassed, persecuted, tortured and even killed by repressive governments, police and criminal cartels for simply doing their jobs. Hostility against the media is also growing in democracies, where journalists have been accused of spreading “false news” and of being “enemies of the people.” The Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC International) works with hundreds of survivors of torture every year, including many journalists as well as advocates for embattled journalists. On November 2, TASSC International will hold a panel at the American University Washington College of Law featuring journalists from Eritrea, Congo-Brazzaville, Egypt and Ethiopia who were tortured for the critical work they have done in telling the truth about conditions in their countries.

Earlier Event: October 30
Weekly English Conversation Class
Later Event: November 6
Weekly Information Session