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WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center On-The-Record Briefing

TOPIC: International Religious Freedom Day and U.S. Policy on Religious Freedom

BRIEFER: U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel D. Brownback

WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 10:30

Camera pre-set time at 09:30

WHERE: National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 800

RSVP: Interested media should respond to DCFPC@state.gov. Please Note: This event is for FPC credentialed media only.

BACKGROUND: October 27 is International Religious Freedom Day, which commemorates the passage of the U.S. International Religious Freedom Act in 1998. Ambassador Brownback will brief journalists on the significance of the IRF Act’s passage, how the legislation bolstered U.S. foreign policy efforts and created tools to address these issues, and what the United States and others can do to make further progress in the fight for religious freedom.


NOTE: All briefings are subject to change. Please call (202) 504-6300 or visit the FPC website for the latest information on this and other FPC programs.

FOREIGN BROADCASTERS: Download a digital copy of the video for all on-camera FPC events at the DVIDS website.

 


Washington Foreign Press Center
U.S. Department of State


WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center On-The-Record Briefing

TOPIC: Social Media in the Elections: The Changing Face of U.S. Politics

BRIEFER(S): GWU Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs, Ethan Porter.

WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2018, at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 800

RSVP: Interested media should respond to DCFPC@state.gov. Please Note: This event is for FPC credentialed media only.

BACKGROUND: As a part of the Foreign Press Center’s ongoing election coverage, Professor Ethan Porter will brief FPC credentialed journalists on the extent to which social media and other forms of media have influenced modern elections. He is an assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 2016. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Political Communication, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Politics, Groups and Identities and Journal of Experimental Political Science. He has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and other popular publications.


NOTE: All briefings are subject to change. Please call (202) 504-6300 or visit the FPC website for the latest information on this and other FPC programs.

FOREIGN BROADCASTERS: Download a digital copy of the video for all on-camera FPC events at the DVIDS website.


Washington Foreign Press Center
National Press Building
529 14th Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20045
Phone: (202) 504-6300
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