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Monday, November 24 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Fighting Back: Legal Tools and More

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With near-record numbers of attacks on journalists, widespread and growing surveillance, and governments going backwards on free expression, what can journalists do to fight back? What resources are available when we face physical assaults, harassment, lawsuits, and more? Representatives from the Committee To Protect Journalists and Media Legal Defence Initiative join veteran journalists who have been on the frontlines dealing with threats. 

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Melinda Quintos-de Jesus

Executive Director, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Melinda Quintos de Jesus is executive director of the Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), which she founded in 1989. During the Marcos years, Ms. de Jesus was among the women journalists who wrote critically of the regime as a columnist in the Bulletin Today. She wrote on cases of disappearances, warrantless arrests and detention, and killings of activists during... Read More →

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Umar Cheema

Speical Correspondent, The News
Umar Cheema is an investigative reporter for Pakistan's English language daily, The News International. In 2008, he won a was a Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowship, and was the first Pearl fellow to work for The New York Times. Cheema studied at the London School of Economics under... Read More →
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Shawn W. Crispin

Senior Southeast Asia Representative, Committee to Protect Journalists
Shawn W. Crispin has worked for over 15 years as a journalist in Asia. He previously served as Bangkok bureau chief for the Far Eastern Economic Review and Asian Wall Street Journal, and is currently the Southeast Asia Editor for Asia Times Online. Crispin joined the Committee to... Read More →

Monday November 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Ballroom D

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