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/

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Sheila Coronel

Stabile Professor, Columbia University Journalism School, MDIF Board
Sheila Coronel is Dean of Academic Affairs at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism, and Director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. She began her reporting career at the Ph... Read More →

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Christophe Deloire

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 television’s... Read More →
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Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
Kunda Dixit is the Editor and Publisher of Nepali Times, a weekly English language newspaper in Kathmandu. He writes about the media’s interface with climate, conflict, and communications. He is the author of the media textbook, Dateline Earth: Journalism As If the Planet Mattered... 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... Read More →
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Laurent Richard

Founder and Executive Director, Forbidden Stories
Laurent Richard is a journalist, executive producer of investigative documentaries, founder and executive director of Forbidden Stories. For more than 20 years, Laurent Richard has been conducting international investigations and major reports for television. At the age of 25, he... Read More →
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Marcela Turati

Co-founder/Reporter, Quinto Elemento Lab
Marcela Turati is a Mexican journalist who expose the grim realities of the "war against narco" that has left countless victims. In 2006, she co-founded "Periodistas de a Pie”, a journalistic network to reduce risks and help to create local newsrooms. In 2016 co-founded Quinto Elemento... Read More →

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