Environmental Journalists on the Frontlines of Democracy

Event Date: 
May 1, 2024

For the first time ever, the theme of World Press Freedom Day is “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the face of the Environmental Crisis." A healthy democracy depends on both a healthy ecosystem and a healthy news ecosystem. But environmental journalists are increasingly under attack around the world, as they seek to document the human and environmental effects of corruption and illegal exploitation of natural resources.

In advance of this year's World Press Freedom Day, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, in partnership with the Society of Environmental Journalists, will celebrate the important role of environmental journalism and highlight the need to protect journalists around the world from surveillance, censorship, oppression, and violence.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 10:00am – 11:30am ET

Where: 6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC and Online

Keynote Speaker:

  • Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting


  • Meaghan Parker, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center's Environmental Change & Security Program and Chair, Future Council of the Society of Environmental Journalists


Event details and video recording.


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