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Saturday, November 18 • 14:00 - 15:15
Bulletproofing Your Story

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Investigative journalists face an array of legal threats just for doing their jobs. Onerous criminal libel laws, insult laws, dubious charges of violating privacy, national security, and secrecy laws are just a few of the ways that individuals, companies, and governments try to shut down our work. Fortunately, there is a growing body of international law protecting journalists' rights to dig for information and report the truth. We're pleased to present this panel of top media legal experts with the long-time head of Swedish Broadcasting’s premier investigative program. They’ll offer wise advice on how to stay out of court -- and what to do when you're sued. 

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Alex Papachristou

Executive Director, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice
Alexander Papachristou is executive director of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice. He directs the organization's overall operations and focuses on its programmatic and institutional initiatives, as well as fundraising. Mr. Papachristou previously was president of... Read More →

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Ayse Bingol

Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Ayse Bingol Demir is a lawyer specialized in international human rights law and domestic law and procedures in Turkey. She is a graduate of Istanbul University Law Faculty and Queen Mary University of London where she obtained a Master of Laws in Human Rights Law. Ayse practiced... Read More →
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Lucy Freeman

CEO, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Lucy Freeman is MLDI's Chief Executive Officer. She joined MLDI from Amnesty International, where she worked for 8 years as Director of Gender, Sexuality and Identity, Director of Growth, Deputy Director in the Africa Programme and Researcher on Nigeria. During this time she led... Read More →
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Nils Hanson

Editor-in-Chief, Swedish Television (SVT
Nils Hanson has since 2003 been the editor in chief of Mission Investigate (Uppdrag granskning) at the public service TV company Swedish Television (SVT). The investigative TV-program is aired prime time one hour a week, 39 times a year. Nils Hanson, a former investigative reporter, has 35 people working with him producing the show. The program makes stories with great impact on the Swedish society and has also won a series of international awards. In 2016 Mission Investigate won six international awards, among them the German Prix Europe award for the best current affairs program in Europe, the Italian Dig Award and the American Tom Renner Award... Read More →
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Doreen Weisenhaus

Media Law and Policy Initiative, and Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
In September 2017, Doreen Weisenhaus joined Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Pritzker School of Law to launch the Media Law and Policy Initiative and to teach. Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught media law and ethics at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong (2000-2017), where she remains an Honorary Associate Professor and Director of the Media Law Project. Before HKU, she was city editor of The New York Times; the first legal editor of The New York Times Magazine before becoming its law and politics editor; and editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, a leading publication for lawyers in the U.S. that won several major journalism awards during her tenure. | She also was a prosecutor in New York City, a television news producer in Chicago and a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal. She is the author of Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals (Hong Kong University Press 2007... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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