February 22, 2024

The safety and freedom of journalists are under threat worldwide, especially in Gaza. Jodie Ginsberg, the C.E.O. of the Committee to Protect Journalists, discusses the unprecedented number of journalists killed in Gaza and the challenges they face due to the density and lack of safe spaces. She also addresses the accusation that Israel is targeting Palestinian journalists and the broader threats to press freedom and safety in countries like the United States.

In addition, Cord Jefferson, writer and director of the film “American Fiction,” talks about the movie’s portrayal of the Black experience and its five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. The film has been praised for its unique take on the literary world and its portrayal of Blackness.

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a co-production of WNYC Studios and The New Yorker.