8th October 2015, 14:30-17:30

In this age of terrorism, many nations increasingly invoke national security as justification for laws that hamper–and censor–news reporting on important matters of public interest.  This panel will explore how different countries and regional courts balance security concerns with free expression rights.  Among other topics, we’ll discuss:

– Government restrictions on news reporting and reporters

– Protection of journalists’ sources

– Restrictions on ability to get access to government information

The confirmed panelists (in no order of significance), are:

– Helen Darbishire (Access Info Europe)

– Gill Phillips (the Guardian)

– Lucie Morillon (Reporters without Borders)

– Gonenc Gurkaynak (Turkish lawyer)

– Kelli Sager (US lawyer)

– Eric Frey (Austrian journalist)

– Steve Crown (Microsoft)