Journalism Under Attack: Protect Yourself from Threats
Jun
28
8:30 AM08:30

Journalism Under Attack: Protect Yourself from Threats

Journalism has been under attack, in more ways than one.

To help journalists manage the heightened dangers they face in newsrooms, in the field and online, the National Press Foundation and the National Press Club Journalism Institute are co-hosting a safety workshop. The program will take place at the National Press Club on Friday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event is free, but advance tickets are required. Register here.

The program will have three sessions:

  • Sandy Johnson, president of the National Press Foundation, will moderate a presentation by representatives of Orbis Operations on “advanced situational awareness training” to help reporters and newsrooms recognize early warning signs of danger and what to do in an active threat situation.

  • The second session will cover how to defuse threatening situations when they arise and how to take pre-emptive action. The panel, moderated by John Donnelly, senior writer at CQ Roll Call and chair of NPC’s Press Freedom Team, will include Danny Spriggs, vice president of global security for The Associated Press; Margaux Ewen, executive director of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation; and Cmdr. Guillermo Rivera, head of special operations for the Washington metropolitan police department.

  • Julie Moos, executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will facilitate a discussion on online threats and harassment, strategies for defending yourself, and building a supportive cyber community that’ll have your back. Presenters include Lauren Culbertson, public policy manager at Twitter and Viktorya Vilk, manager of special projects at PEN America.

Questions? Contact Alyssa Black at ablack@nationalpress.org or Julie Moos at jmoos@press.org

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2019 James W. Foley Golf Tournament
Aug
12
8:00 AM08:00

2019 James W. Foley Golf Tournament

PLEASE JOIN TIM BASTILLE, WITH BASTILLE FINE ART, AS THEY HOST THE

2019 JAMES W. FOLEY LEGACY FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT!

Scheduled for Monday, August 12th, 2019, the Old Fashioned Best Ball Golf Tournament will raise funds to continue James Foley's legacy of "Inspiring Moral Courage, One Person at a Time" and directly impact our mission: To advocate for the freedom of all Americans held hostage abroad and promote the safety of journalists worldwide.

Tournament contests to include: 50/50, Longest drive, closest to the pin, hole in one, and putting

Dinner and raffle prizes to immediately follow the tournament!

SAGAMORE HAMPTON GOLF COURSE, 101 NORTH ROAD, NORTH HAMPTON, NH 03862

REGISTER TODAY! FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT TIM BASTILLE AT TIMBASTILLE@GMAIL.COM

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2019 James W. Foley Freedom Run
Oct
19
to Oct 20

2019 James W. Foley Freedom Run

On Saturday, October 19th, 2019 (NH) and Sunday, October 20th, 2019 (DC), thousands of runners globally will turn out to Run for Jim. Runners from all over the world will participate in this one of a kind road race to support the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, in remembrance of Jim, a native of New Hampshire, and all Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms.

Now in its fifth year, The Foley Freedom Run consists of a traditional 5K Run/Walk held in both Rochester, NH, on October 19th and in Washington, DC on October 20th as well as a “Virtual” Run/Walk, held all over the world! The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation invites you to share in Jim’s mission and legacy. We seek those who value moral courage and have a compassionate commitment to freedom for Americans taken hostage abroad, freedom of the press, protection and equity for independent conflict journalists and the basic human rights of all people. 

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Bringing Americans Home: How is U.S. Hostage Policy Working?
Jun
24
12:15 PM12:15

Bringing Americans Home: How is U.S. Hostage Policy Working?

On June 24, 2019, the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation in partnership with New America will announce the findings of a new study, “Bringing Americans Home,” the first non-governmental review of U.S. hostage and detainee policy.

Presentation of the report’s conclusions will be followed by a panel discussion with hostage experts.

                                     

WHEN:          

June 24, 2019, 12:15 – 1:45 PM

WHERE:        

New America, 740 15th St NW #900, Washington, DC 20005

WHO:            

Diane Foley, president and founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation

Cynthia Loertscher, the report’s author

Luke Hartig, former senior director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council and a New America Fellow

Rob Saale, former director of the Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell and founder and CEO of Star Consulting and Investigations LLC

Moderator: Peter Bergen, vice president, New America

Having a son or daughter, husband or mother taken hostage or detained in a foreign land can be one of the most frightening experiences imaginable. What do the hostage takers want? Who are the perpetrators? Are they terrorists or authoritarian states? Can they be contacted and reasoned with? Is there a way to get the hostage out alive? Where do families turn to answer these questions?

On the fourth anniversary of reforms to U.S. government hostage policy, this report is based on interviews with 27 American hostages, detainees, family members, and representatives and provides a unique insight into the experiences of Americans held abroad and their families. It examines families’ experiences before and after the reforms, and the effectiveness of the changes.

Lunch will be provided. Seats are limited.

Join the conversation online using #BringingAmericansHome and following @JamesFoleyFund and @NewAmericaISP

 

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CRIMES AGAINST AMERICANS ABROAD: WHO'S BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE?
Apr
2
10:30 AM10:30

CRIMES AGAINST AMERICANS ABROAD: WHO'S BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE?

On April 2, the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation will host a distinguished panel to explore that difficult dilemma. The panel will be moderated by Wall Street Journal national security correspondent Nancy Youssef and feature Karim Khan, Special Advisor and Head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for ISIS Crimes, Diane Foley, and the 2019 Foley Freedom Award honorees:

  • Jason Rezaian, Washington Post journalist

  • Brett McGurk, former presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS

  • Dr. Terrence Rynne, founder of the Center for Peacemaking at Marquette University

To register, please click here.

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JOURNALISTS HELD HOSTAGE: SHOULD GOVERNMENTS PAY RANSOM TO TERRORISTS?
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

JOURNALISTS HELD HOSTAGE: SHOULD GOVERNMENTS PAY RANSOM TO TERRORISTS?

Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, talks about his new book, “We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom.”

Simon will be joined by Diane Foley, mother of James W. Foley, David Rohde (JWFLF Board Member) who was kidnapped by the Taliban in 2008 as a New York Times reporter before escaping seven months later. “PBS News Hour” anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will moderate the conversation.

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