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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?   

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Vivienne Walt

Journalist, Time Magazine
Vivienne Walt has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. | She is also a contributing writer for Fortune Magazine. She's traveled through most of Africa and the Middle East, focusing on war and conflict, and the human toll wrought by Western business operations, from diamonds to oil exploration. | She is a board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, and a regular... Read More →

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Director, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Rana Sabbagh, Jordan, is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the Amman based media support network promoting investigative journalism in nine Arab countries. In 28 years of professional experience in the Middle East, she has served as editor of the Jordan Times and was the first woman to run a political daily newspaper in the region. She was the former Reuters correspondent in Jordan and... Read More →
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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 The Guardian’s newsdesk and was part of the team that won the UKPG Team Reporting Award for the Jonathan Aitken investigation. He worked as managing... 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, media development and Internet governance and she has followed the process of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) and Internet... 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 has a distinguished record and an international reputation for her frontline work in the field of media development and training in conflict areas. She... 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 Delegation of the European Union, also in Washington, DC.As a teenager and later as a college student, Schiller hosted a weekly one-hour show at the local... Read More →
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Bruce Shapiro

Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Bruce Shapiro is executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City.

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

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