Thursday, July 11, 2019
|Folio Forum: The Rise and Need of Independent Journalism with Visiting Journalists from Belarus|
|6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum|
|93 Pike St. #307|
|$10.00 | Buy Now|
Independent journalism is on the rise as distrust of state-run media continues to grow.
Join us for a panel discussion on the need for independent journalism and what the future holds for funding how we get our information through sources unaffiliated with the government or large corporations.
Prominent Seattle-based journalists will be joined by journalists, content creators, and bloggers from Belarus who are visiting Seattle to explore the media's role in civic activism. Belarus is currently ranked as country 153 (out of 180) in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index and is considered "Not Free" according to Freedom on the Net's 2018 report. These journalists' work spans advocacy for the rights of journalists to environmental protection campaigns.
Moderated by Carol J. Williams.