COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Global Threats to Press Freedom
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 261 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Around the world, press freedoms are under attack, and not just by dictators and authoritarian regimes. This course will examine the state of global press freedom in regions with long histories of oppression and also in countries with well-established democratic traditions. We will use several countries as case studies to discuss the challenges and obstacles journalists face in carrying out their duties to inform the public. These include restrictive laws that limit the press, the prosecution and imprisonment of journalists, and the use of intimidation and violence. I will make reference to my personal experiences as a New York Times reporter covering my home country of Afghanistan. The state of press freedom in the United States will also be an on-going discussion topic.


COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: No credits awarded to students who completed COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance Fall 2021, Section 001 - Post Trump era: A peace and solutions journalism approach to heal.
004 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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