Reporting on Religious Persecution: A Global Challenge

On Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, the Newseum Institute kicked off Freedom Week at the Newseum with a panel discussion featuring journalists and human rights advocates discussing the perils of reporting on threats to religious freedom around the world.

The program was moderated by Professor Robert George, chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and featured the following panelists:

  • Katrina Lantos Swett, USCIRF commissioner and immediate past chair
  • Libby Liu, president, Radio Free
  • Asia Akbar Shahid Ahmed, foreign affairs correspondent, The Huffington Post
  • Former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, distinguished senior fellow at the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
  • Tom Gjelten, Religion and beliefs correspondent, National Public Radio

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