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Environmental Journalists on the Frontlines of Democracy

Date & Time

May. 1, 2024
10:00am – 11:30am ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


For the first time ever, the theme of World Press Freedom Day is “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the face of the Environmental Crisis." A healthy democracy depends on both a healthy ecosystem and a healthy news ecosystem. But environmental journalists are increasingly under attack around the world, as they seek to document the human and environmental effects of corruption and illegal exploitation of natural resources. 

In advance of this year's World Press Freedom Day, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, in partnership with the Society of Environmental Journalists, will celebrate the important role of environmental journalism and highlight the need to protect journalists around the world from surveillance, censorship, oppression, and violence.


Amrita Gupta

Amrita Gupta

Senior Editor and Content Officer, Earth Journalism Network
Headshot: Jeje Mohamed

Jeje Mohamed

Senior Manager of Digital Safety & Free Expression, PEN America
Clayton Weimers Headshot

Clayton Weimers

Executive Director, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) USA

Sandhya Ravishankar (Online)

Independent Journalist

Hosted By

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge US-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.  Read more

Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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