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Saturday, October 10 • 17:30 - 18:30
When Journalists Are Targets

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Sami Al-Hajj knows from personal experience more than anyone would ever want to know about human rights abuses and threats to journalists.

During his six years at Guanatanmo, the Al Jazeera Cameraman was interrogated more than 200 times. His Crime? Journalism.

The Sudanese cameraman is today the director of Al Jazeera’s Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre. He joins us to speak about how Al Jazeera cover today’s conflicts in North Africa and The Middle East.

Emin Huseynov is an Azerbaijani journalist and human rights activist. He was the chairman of the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety. After he was forced into hiding at the Swiss embassy in Baku to avoid arrest for six months, Huseynov fled Azerbaijan and has now asked for political asylum in Switzerland.

Azerbaijan is one of the 10 most censored countries in the world, according to Committee to Protect Journalists.


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Erling Borgen

Documentary filmmaker, Borgen Productions AS
Documentary filmmaker, journalist and author Erling Borgen is in charge of the only production house in Scandinavia, making documantaries only about human rights issues and art and culture.He is professor in investigative documentary filmmaking at the University of Lillehammer. Since 1999 Borgen Production AS, based in Oslo, Norway, has produced 45 documentaries. All aired on national and international TV-channels. These documentaries are... Read More →

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Sami Al-Haj

Director, Al Jazeera
Sami Al-Hajj, born 1969, is originally from Sudan. He was arrested by the Pakistani Army while working for Al Jazeera in Afghanistan in 2001. | After six years and seven months as a prisoner of the United States at Guanatanamo Bay, he was released as a free man. | Today he heads Al Jazeera’s Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre and a board members of International Press Institute (IPI).
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Emin Milli

Chefredakteur, Meydan TV
Emin Milli (Emin Abdullayev), Azerbaijan, is a managing director of Meydan TV since 2013. Meydan TV is an independent online news media platform for Azerbaijan and a media hub for the region. Milli was imprisoned in 2009 for two and a half years for his critical views about the government of Azerbaijan. He was conditionally released in November 2010, after serving 16 months of his sentence. From 2002-2004, Milli was director of the Friedrich... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

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