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Saturday, November 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
Journalists Under Fire: Strategies & Resources

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Attacks against journalists are at near-record highs. At least 27 dead and 55 missing this year. Another 259 in prison. More are killed covering politics and corruption than war. And with impunity widespread, murderers go free and survive to strike again. 

Investigative journalists -- along with their friends and families -- are too often on the front lines of these threats. What strategies are most effective to protect ourselves and fight back? Here is a broad range of experience -- from the global work of Reporters san Frontiers to personal battles fought by gutsy journalists in Mexico, Nepal, and South Sudan. 

We are pleased to introduce to GIJN members Freedom Voices, a new group that will publish and continue the work of exiled and attacked journalists around the world. Here's a look at some of their plans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umxQxJkLARQ
and https://www.facebook.com/ForbiddenStoriesOfficial/videos/1513065802063765/

Moderators
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Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University
Sheila is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was c... Read More →

Speakers
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Christophe Deloire

Secretary general, REPORTERS SANS FRONTIERES
Reporters Without Borders director-general. Deloire has been director of the Paris-based Journalists Training Centre (CFJ) since 2008. After graduating from the Higher School for Economic and Commercial Sciences (ESSEC) in Paris in 1994, he did his national service at TF1 televis... Read More →
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Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
A former reporter for the BBC, Kunda Dixit is the founder and editor of Nepali Times, and former chairman of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Kathmandu. He has written several books, amongst them 'Dateline Earth' on environmental journalism and 'A People War', a trilogy of photo books on the Nepal conflict.Twitter... Read More →
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Christopher Opoka

Managing Editor, Juba Monitor newspaper/Freelancer
Opoka Christopher –Journalist. Writer. Activist. Born in what was then Southern Sudan; he spent his early childhood in refugee camps across northern Uganda (1990-1995). Educated through Catholic church scholarship –he holds a diploma in Journalism. | Started his journalism career with Juba Post in 2006, where he was editor and trainer. He was among many journalists who covered the Juba Peace Talks between the... Read More →
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Laurent Richard

Journalist, Freedom Voices Network
Laurent Richard is a journalist and film maker. He’s been directing investigative documentaries for about 12 years, working for major French TV channels (France 2, France 3, France 5 and Canal+). After collaborating for 4 years with a famous investigative magazine (“Pièces à... Read More →
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Marcela Turati

Journalist, Quinto Elemento Lab
Marcela Turati is a Mexican journalist who reports about human rights and the impact of drug violence and its victims and who is dedicated to . She is co-founder of Quinto Elemento Lab, dedicated to help journalists in their investigations and the network Periodistas de a Pie, dedicated to training journalists to improve the quality of their journalism and to defend freedom of expression. | She is a 2017 Nieman Fellow. In 2013, she received the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard as a... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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