Clayton Weimers

Executive Director


Clayton Weimers is the Executive Director of RSF USA, the North American office of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). He oversees an office which monitors press freedom across English-speaking North America and advocates for journalist safety and everyone’s right to information. He originally joined RSF USA as its Deputy Director for Advocacy after a career in political campaigns. He holds an AM from the University of Chicago and a BA from Pitzer College.

Participating Sessions

Eyes Everywhere: The Widening Net of Government Surveillance

In this panel, we explore the expanding threats to the privacy of our devices and hard drives through mass extraction techniques, especially by law enforcement and border authorities. The practice has far-reaching implications for fundamental rights, including privacy and the presumption of innocence, but it also poses a particular peril for journalists and filmmakers seeking to protect their sources and material, along with ethical questions about the use of information...