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Thursday, November 16 • 11:15 - 12:30
Migration & Refugees

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Migrants and refugees have become a pressing topic not only for journalists but for politicians, police, and the general public. The number of international migrants reached 244 million in 2015, up a striking 41% since 2000, according to UN data. That's enough people to make up the fifth most populous country on Earth. 

Journalists around the world are reporting on this mass movement of people, often giving it a human face. There is no shortage of great investigative stories to do: deadly smuggling routes that have killed thousands, a shadowy industry of brokers and smugglers, the fate of prostitution and forced labor that await many, and misspent or misused aid money. This is an issue likely to grow even greater in importance. If you want to know where the stories are and how to report on them, this session is for you.


Moderators
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Christoph Plate

Director, KAS Media Africa
Christoph Plate, is a Political Scientist, Reporter and Moderator.  | 1993 – 2002  Africa-Correspondent for German-speaking media, i.e. “Der Spiegel”, ARD Radio, “Neue Zürcher Zeitung”, covering major events i.e. the UN-intervention in Somalia, the genocide in Rwan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ismail Einashe

Ismail Einashe

Journalist, Freelance journalist & Ochberg Fellow at Dart Center
Ismail Einashe is a freelance journalist based in London. His work has appeared in numerous publications including, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Nation, Prospect Magazine, Index on Censorship and The Atlantic. Einashe has worked for BBC Radio Current Affairs and presented on BBC Radio. He is also a 2017 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of... Read More →
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Ron Nixon

Homeland Security Correspondent, New York Times
Ron Nixon is a Washington Correspondent for the New York Times who covers homeland security. He's also the author of Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War (Jacana Media, June 2015).
avatar for Malia Politzer

Malia Politzer

Freelance reporter, Various
Malia Politzer is an award-winning long-form journalist who specializes in international migration, human rights issues and investigative reporting. She has worked as a feature-writer at Mint, India’s second-largest financial newspaper, on international development, gender, migration and health. As a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, she contributed to a group investigation about cybercrime by online... Read More →
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Sanne Terlingen

Investigative Journalist, OneWorld & Argos (VPRO)
Sanne Terlingen is an investigative journalist reporting on migration, people smuggling, human trafficking, the war on terror and the long arm of the Eritrean regime in Europe. She currently works for OneWorld (magazine and online) and Argos (the main investigative programme on... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

Attendees (105)