Silencing Kashmir—The state of press freedom in the world’s most militarized zone

Silencing Kashmir—The state of press freedom in the world’s most militarized zone


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Wednesday March 2, 2022 8:00pm to 9:30pm

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CFE Virtual Forum Series: #1 in CFE Series: Threats to Press Freedom

In Kashmir, press freedom has virtually disappeared. Journalists in Kashmir face threats, arrests, constant surveillance, criminal cases under terror laws, regular harassment by state authorities, and murder. After the world’s longest ever communications blackout following the political changes made to the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019, the state of press freedom has dramatically worsened. The new Government media policy of 2020 leaves no journalist in Kashmir safe. What does this mean for the public and for journalists? What can be done?

Co-sponsored by Canadian Association of Journalists, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network, PEN Canada, World Press Freedom Canada

Panelists

  • Aakash Hassan, Freelance Journalist, former Kashmir correspondent at Network 18, reports for The GuardianSouth China Morning Post,  Al Jazeera, & The Intercept
  • Kunal Majumder, India correspondent, Committee to Protect Journalists
  • Raqib Hameed Naik, Kashmiri journalist, former international correspondent at The Globe Post. Has reported from Kashmir, India, China, and now the U.S.
  • Geeta Seshu, Journalist, former principal correspondent of ‘The Indian Express, Founder of the Free Speech Collective

Moderator

  • Julian Sher, award-winning Investigative Journalist and Author, former Senior Producer of CBC’s the fifth estate

Zoom link to event ryerson.zoom.us/j/99993018972

This is a free event and no registration is required.

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

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