Katrina Lantos Swett, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, moderated “Journalism Between Red Lines: Covering Religion and Religious Freedom in a World of Conflict,” on April 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The event was co-sponsored by the Newseum and Religion News Service. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

EVENT: Religious Freedom & Foreign Policy

RSVP for this April 16 event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. We’ll be speaking about how freedom of religion or belief factor into governments’ foreign policy agendas and what role media outlets play in shaping and navigating debate.

RNS EVENT: Journalism Between Red Lines: Religion Reporting in a World of Conflict

Journalism Between Red Lines: Covering Religion and Religious Freedom in a World of Conflict
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Religion News Service and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute invite you to a timely and provocative discussion of the red lines journalists face covering religion around the world. What are the legal constraints on religion reporting — and when are they justified? What role does self-censorship play in covering volatile issues involving religion and religious freedom? What role does media coverage (or lack of coverage) play in fueling religious conflict and division? WELCOME

Charles Haynes, director, Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute
Brian Pellot, director of global strategy and religious freedom editor, Religion News Service


Sarah Cook, senior research analyst for East Asia, Freedom House
Geraldine Fagan, journalist and author of “Believing in Russia — Religious Policy after Communism”
Johannes Langkilde, U.S. correspondent, Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Ebtihal Mubarak, Saudi journalist covering women and youth rights
Pir Zubair Shah, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

The discussion will be moderated by Katrina Lantos Swett, Ph.D, vice chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

A reception will follow the discussion (co-sponsored by the Center on Religion & the Professions, University of Missouri).