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The Embassy of the Czech Republic,
McCain Institute for International Leadership,
Prague Freedom Foundation
, and
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)

invite you to a panel discussion on

Media Freedom in the European Neighborhood:
Russia, Ukraine

Watch the discussion here:

2013 Václav Havel Journalism Fellows
Ivan Beliaev, Ildar Gabidullin, Natalia Sedletska

Irena Chalupa
Editor, Atlantic Council

Ambassador Petr Mareš
Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership, Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Moderated by
Ambassador Kurt Volker
Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership

Introduced by
Petr Gandalovič, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in the United States
Petr Drulák, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
John Giambalvo, Vice President and Interim Manager, RFE/RL, Inc.

April 9, 2014 at 6 pm

Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

The Václav Havel Journalism Fellowship is an initiative of RFE/RL and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and is generously supported by the Prague Freedom Foundation. Launched in 2011, it is inspired by the late Czech leader’s belief in the transformational power of free speech and builds on RFE/RL’s legacy of promoting more open societies through journalism. The Fellowship strengthens the capacity of aspiring journalists to use their journalism in support of pluralism in RFE/RL´s broadcast region, where media freedom continues to be stifled and where journalism often remains a dangerous profession.