In the past several years, more than 100 journalists around the world have been killed doing their job, while 24 countries jailed 125 journalists last year alone. The Wolfson Center for National Affairs at The New School presents Martin Fishgold, editor and former president of the International Labor Communications Association, who will talk with a group of respected journalists including Robert Fitch, author of Solidarity for Sale: How Corruption Destroyed the Labor Movement and Undermined America's Promise, and Rob Mahoney, deputy director, Committee to Protect Journalists, JoAnn Wypijewski, columnist for Mother Jones and a freelance writer who covered the Abu Ghraib trials for Harper's Magazine, and Cal Skaggs, film producer and director about how new legal threats to journalists are emerging daily and how the U.S. military has stonewalled investigations into the deaths and detentions of journalists in Iraq.Other than these dramatic instances, journalists here and abroad are threatened in subtle and not-so-subtle ways to hide the truth. What does it mean to be a journalist and how are journalists in this country fulfilling the roles of afflicting and comfortable and comforting the afflicted?moreless
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