September 17, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Los Angeles: Points of Entry: Press Freedom at the U.S. Border

Santa Monica College Center for Media and Design, Santa Monica, CA

Join the ACS Los Angeles Lawyer Chapter, PEN America, and the Committee to Protect Journalists for a panel discussion during LA Press Freedom Week that brings together journalists, legal experts, and press freedom advocates to discuss the privacy and human rights implications facing journalists who seek to cover news regarding immigration and the US-Mexico border.

From large-scale surveillance and targeting of journalists to the denial of press access to detention centers around the country, the U.S. government’s attempts to quash press coverage of these stories and intimidate those reporting on them has larger implications for the public as a whole.

This discussion will be a timely opportunity for media freedom advocates, First Amendment lawyers, national security and immigration experts to consider the chilling effect the government's actions pose to journalists trying to cover news around the border.



Adela Navarro Bello, General Director, Zeta

Ariana Drehsler. Photojournalist and Portrait Photographer

Tom Jones, Executive Investigative Producer, NBC

Courtney Radsch, Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists


Moderated By:

Nora Benavidez, Director of U.S. Free Expression Programs, PEN America; Member, American Constitution Society

You can register here.

If you are interested in learning more about LA Press Freedom week, you can read this press statement from PEN America or this article from the Los Angeles Times.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. PT

Santa Monica College Center for Media and Design

1660 Stewart St

Santa Monica, CA 90404