The Raif Badawi Talk is a panel discussion with courageous journalist and part of the Foundation’s commitment to support independent and impartial journalistm and freedom of expression worldwide.
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the German Publishers & Booksellers Association are pleased to invite you to the Raif Badawi Talk. The panel discussions will focus on the situation of journalists, their role in informing the society and promoting human rights, the challenges they face, and the prospects for the protection of journalists around the world.
When journalists report on the issues of public interests that are of great societal importance, such as human rights violations, corruption, rule of law and democratic values, they often face state and non-state based online harassment, intimidation, violence and persecution to silence them. During the panel discussions, well-known journalists from Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey will shed light on such obstacles and share their experiences to that effect, considering the current climate of shrinking spaces for journalists in the above countries.
The Raif Badawi Talk is a panel discussion with courageous journalist and part of the Foundation’s commitment to support independent and impartial journalistm and freedom of expression worldwide. It is named after the famous Saudi journalist and blogger who spent ten year in prison. He was released in 2022 from jail and yet not allowed to leave his country and travel abroad.
We are honored to host Ensaf Haidar, wife of Raif Badawi, during this year’s Raif Badawi Talk.
Please joins us for the discussions and listen to the invaluable insights of the journalists and human rights defenders. The discussion will held in English.
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