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Global Press Freedom as a Human Right

In their lectures Suki Kim and Christian Mihr debate the current challenges of global press freedom. Christian Mihr talks about the Press Freedom Index, which is published annually by Reporters Without Borders, and highlights five areas of crisis in journalism. Suki Kim talks about press freedom as a human right, about her research work in and about North Korea and analyses the current situation of the media in the US.

Christian Mihr is a journalist, human rights activist and expert on international media policy. Since 2012 he is managing director of Reporters Without Borders.

Suki Kim's New York Times bestselling Without You There Is No US: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea Elite is a literary, investigative documentation of North Korea's most important recent history. Her first novel The Interpreter won a PEN Open Book Award and was a finalist for a PEN Hemingway Prize. Her non-fiction appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper's, The New Yorker, and the New Republic, where she is a contributing editor. Most recently, she was a Berlin Prize fellow at the American Academy, a Ferris professor at Princeton University and a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University. More than 5 million viewers have watched her 2015 TED Talk online.

The lecture and conversation took place in the framework of the Schloss Wiepersdorf Virtual Residency Program on 29 July 2020.

Picture: RSF; Source: https://rsf.org/en/presentation

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