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Saturday, November 18 • 14:00 - 15:15
Dealing with Online Harassment

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Online harassment of journalists has reached unprecedented levels, with particular vitriol directed at women and minorities. In this panel we present leading journalists from India and the Philippines who have been through horrific attacks online but have fought back. They will be joined by security experts from Buzzfeed and the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, and by a senior official from Twitter. 

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Elisa Lees Munoz

Executive Director, International Women's Media Foundation
Named executive director of the International Women's Media Foundation in 2013, Elisa Lees Muñoz has more than 25 years of experience in human rights, freedom of the press, and gender equality issues. She oversees multi-national, multi-million-dollar programming to support women in the news media around the world. Recently, with the support of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Lees... Read More →

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Rana Ayyub

Investigative journalist and writer, India
Rana Ayyub is one of the most well known independent Indian journalist and writer and an important voice from the subcontinent. She previously worked for the prominent investigative news magazine Tehelka as an Editor besides . In a decade long career in political and investigative journalism with various mainstream publications, among her many achievements, her investigation sent the first serving Home Minister of India behind bars. She also reported on the Gujarat genocide in 2002, extra judicial killings by the state, insurgency and authored an international bestseller titled “Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up which exposes the complicity of two strongmen in India, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah . | | Rana Ayyub was awarded the Sanskriti award for excellence in journalism by the former President of India among many other laurels. Her book Gujarat Files is an important breakthrough in Indian investigative journalism where she narrates the ordeal , process and damning revelations while undercover as a student for eight months to expose the role of the state in mass killings | | .Twitter... Read More →
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Nick Pickles

Head of Public Policy & Government, Twitter
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Gavin Rees

Director, Dart Center Europe
Gavin Rees is the director of Dart Centre Europe, an organisation dedicated to promoting ethical and innovative approaches to the coverage of trauma and violence. Gavin has also produced business and political news for US, British and Japanese news channels, and has worked on dra... Read More →
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Jason Reich

Director, Global Security, BuzzFeed
Jason Reich is the Director of Global Security at BuzzFeed, inc. Before joining BuzzFeed, Mr. Reich led a team of crisis response experts working in the MENA region. Mr. Reich is consulted regularly as a subject matter expert on issues of information security, online harassment... Read More →
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Maria Ressa

CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

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