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Freedom of the Press in Eastern Europe: Still under Threat?

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in collaboration with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism presents:

Freedom of the Press in Eastern Europe: Still under Threat?

A panel discussion with leading journalists and experts from Moscow, Minsk, and New York

Monday, October 31, 2005 6 – 7:30 PM
Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
116 Street / Broadway, New York – Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor
Registration: 5:30 PM
Panel discussion: 6 – 7:30 PM
Reception following

Tatiana Matthiesen – Project Director North America, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin
und Gerd Bucerius

Joshua M. Friedmam – Director of International Programs, Columbia
University Graduate School of Journalism Former Chairman, Committee to Protect Journalists, Winner, Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Alex Lupis – Senior Program Coordinator for Europe & Central Asia, Committee to Protect Journalists, NEW YORK
Lilia Shevtsova – Senior Associate and Co-Chair Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program, Carnegie Moscow Center, MOSCOW
Alexander Pumpyansky – Editor-in-Chief, monthly New Times and weekly magazine Novoye Vremya; Gerd Bucerius “Free Press of Eastern Europe” award winner 2005, MOSCOW
Maryia Sadouskaya – Editor, Belorusy I Rynok (Belarusians and Market), Gerd Bucerius “Free Press of Eastern Europe” award winner 2003, MINSK
With special thanks to the American Council on Germany and Edelman PR.

RSVP REQUIRED: gkeller@gkcommunications.com, Tel: 718.230.9396

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

The Foundation was founded in 1971 by Gerd Bucerius, a publisher of the
distinguished weekly Die ZEIT and philanthropic German pioneer. The
ZEIT-Stiftung, one of the largest foundations in Germany, provides support
in the areas of higher education, art and culture. Central to its mission
is the commitment to invigorate civil society in Germany and Europe and to
promote innovative trans-Atlantic programs, exchanges, and perspectives.
The Foundation established the first private law school in Germany, the
Hamburg-based Bucerius Law School in 2000, and one of Germany’s finest art
galleries, the Bucerius Kunst Forum, in 2002.

Since 2000, the ZEIT-Stiftung has awarded – since 2004 in collaboration
with the Norwegian Institusjonen Fritt Ord, Oslo – the Gerd Bucerius Prize
“Free Press of Eastern Europe” to journalists actively involved in the
promotion of a free press, the freedom of speech, and a liberal civil
society in Eastern European countries.

Members of the ZEIT-StiftungÃs Board of Trustees include the former German
chancellor Helmut Schmidt, the former Federal President Roman Herzog, and
the former first lady Christina Rau.

More information: http://www.zeitfoundation.org

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