Freedom Week

Freedom Week

Sept. 21-26, 2015

#FreedomWeek

The Newseum Institute presents a series of programs and special events at the Newseum Sept. 21 to 26, 2015, covering a range of international issues from religious persecution to the wrongful imprisonment of journalists. Dubbed “Freedom Week,” the week highlights the Newseum and the Newseum Institute’s ongoing efforts, along with those of a number of international organizations, to call the world’s attention to threats faced by journalists, human rights activists and others who work to bring information and freedom to those living under repressive governments.

Throughout the week, daily public programs in the Knight TV Studio and in various Newseum galleries will feature experts on a range of topics related to free expression, journalism and human rights. Coinciding with the upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Washington, D.C., the Newseum will host a program exploring U.S.-China relations featuring a panel that includes Winston Lord, the former U.S. Ambassador to China.

Programs and events schedule

Time Type Program/Gallery topic Location
Monday, Sept. 21
11:00 a.m. Gallery Talk Gene Policinski, with Kody Kness, vice president of China Aid Journalists Memorial Gallery – Level 3
1:30 p.m. Gallery Talk World Press Freedom Map Time Warner World News Gallery – Level 3
2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion Reporting on Religious Persecution: A Global Challenge
Full Video
Knight Studio – Level 3
Tuesday, Sept. 22
11:00 a.m. Gallery Talk Gene Policinski, with Jianli Yang, president of Initiatives for China Journalists Memorial Gallery – Level 3
1:30 p.m. Gallery Talk World Press Freedom Map Time Warner World News Gallery – Level 3
Wednesday, Sept. 23
11:00 a.m. Presentation Fighting for Free Expression Around the World
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Journalists Memorial Gallery – Level 3
1:30 p.m. Gallery Talk World Press Freedom Map Time Warner World News Gallery – Level 3
Thursday, Sept. 24
11:00 a.m. Gallery Talk Journalists Memorial with Gene Policinski Journalists Memorial Gallery – Level 3
1:30 p.m. Gallery Talk World Press Freedom Map Time Warner World News Gallery – Level 3
5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion China and the United States: A 21st-Century View
Full Video
Knight Studio – Level 3
Friday, Sept. 25
11:00 a.m. Gallery Talk Journalists Memorial with Gene Policinski Journalists Memorial Gallery – Level 3
1:30 p.m. Gallery Talk World Press Freedom Map Time Warner World News Gallery – Level 3
4:00 p.m. “Digital Space” taping Freedom on the Net
Full Video
Knight Studio – Level 3
Saturday, Sept. 26
11:00 a.m. Gallery Talk Journalists Memorial with Gene Policinski Journalists Memorial Gallery
1:30 p.m. Gallery Talk World Press Freedom Map Time Warner World News Gallery – Level 3
2:00 p.m. Live podcast taping Journalist Rafael Marques: Targeting Corruption in Angola
Full Video
Knight Studio – Level 3