Press Freedom & Human Rights in Iran

Date: Friday 03 November 2017

Time: 17:45

Location: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Dr Shirin Ebadi, Maziar Bahari

Following on from our hugely successful seminars on Press Freedom in Egypt, Russia and Turkey, Doughty Street International is very pleased to welcome you to this timely and important event on Press Freedom and Human Rights in Iran. Iran has been described as “one of the world’s biggest prisons for journalists” by RSF and is ranked 165 of 180 in the RSF 2017 World Press Freedom Ranking. The persecution of journalists has escalated in recent months with the announcement of a national security criminal investigation and asset-freezing injunction targeting 152 current and former BBC Persian staff.

 

We are very honoured that Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Shirin Ebadi and journalist and human rights campaigner Maziar Bahari will be joining us to provide their invaluable insights into human rights and press freedom issues in Iran. 

 

Dr Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 in recognition of her courageous efforts defending and fighting for the rights of Iran’s most vulnerable citizens. She was Iran’s first female judge and has devoted her life to the advancement of human rights and women’s issues around the world.

 

Maziar Bahari is an award-winning journalist who was detained and tortured by authorities in Iran in 2009. He is the author of ‘They Came for Me’ and the subject of John Stewart’s first film, ‘Rosewater’. He is the founder of Iranwire and Journalism Is Not A Crime.

 

The seminar would be of most interest to journalists and media solicitors. Please RSVP to request a ticket. 

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