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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... Read More →

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Rana Ayyub

Investigative journalist and author
Rana Ayyub is a prominent independent Indian journalist and writer. In a decade long career in political and investigative  journalism Rana worked in with various publications including Tehelka. Among her many achievements, her breakthrough investigation sent the first serving Home... 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 drama... 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, The Philippines, Rappler
* Joining online!A journalist in Asia for 35 years, Maria Ressa co-founded Rappler, the top digital only news site that is leading the fight for press freedom in the Philippines. As Rappler’s CEO and president, Maria has endured constant political harassment and arrests by the Duterte... Read More →

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