Newseum to celebrate Freedom Week Sept. 21-26

Freedom Week

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.

More information about Freedom Week programs will be available on newseum.org and newseuminstitute.org in the coming days. All Freedom Week programs will be broadcast live on newseum.org, and are free and open to the public with advance registration.

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