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Thursday, October 8 • 11:00 - 12:00
How Can We Better Protect Investigative Journalists?

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Investigative journalists experience threats and violence against themselves, their family and colleges. Several press freedom NGO's and organizations like the Council of Europe have the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity on their agendas. But what strategies are most effective? And what should we do most urgently do to ensure that their member countries stop the persecution and violence against journalists doing their jobs?   


Moderators
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Vivienne Walt

Journalist, TIME & Fortune
Vivienne Walt is this year's SABEW winner for international reporting, small and medium publications. She has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She also writes for Fortune Magazine. For both, she's traveled... Read More →

Speakers
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Chris Elliott

Editor, The Guardian
Chris Elliott is readers' editor at The Guardian. Starting his journalistic career in local newspapers, Chris has worked as home affairs correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph, chief reporter for the Sunday Correspondent and assistant news editor for The Times. In 1995, he joined... Read More →
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Xianhong Hu

Program specialist, UNESCO Headquarter
Ms Xianhong Hu, the program specialist at Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO Headquarter in Paris since 2006.   Her main responsibilities are in the areas of freedom of expression online and offline, Internet privacy... Read More →
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Thorbjørn Jagland

Secretary General, Council of Europe
Thorbjørn Jagland is the secretary general of the Council of Europe since 2009. Hes a former prime minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs in Norway. Until 2015 he served as the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Comittee
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Abeer Saady

Journalist and trainer, Freelance
Abeer Saady is an award-winning Egyptian journalist, consultant and trainer with 24 years of work in the field of media across the Arab world. Reporters Without Borders has chosen her in the "100 Heroes of Information" list as recognition of her work at the 3rd of May 2014. She... Read More →
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Rana Sabbagh

Founder | Executive Director | Journalist, ARIJ
Rana Sabbagh is executive director at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) – the region’s leading media support network spreading the culture of “accountability journalism” in nine Arab states since 2005.She has dedicated the last 33 years of her career as journalist, columnist and media trainer to promote free speech, independent media, “accountability journalism” and human rights.As former chief editor of the Jordan Times (1999-Jan 2002), she became the first Arab female in t... Read More →
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Anna Schiller

Communications Strategist, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)
Anna Schiller is the IWMF’s communications strategist. She manages all aspects of the IWMF’s external communication. Prior to joining the IWMF, Schiller was a Senior Press and Public Diplomacy Officer at the German Embassy in Washington, DC. She was trained in this field at the... Read More →
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Bruce Shapiro

Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

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