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Tuesday, June 4 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Town Hall Meeting: Stronger Together – How the Press and the Public Can Defend Independent Media

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Top editors, publishers and journalists from leading global news outlets debate their visions of journalism in an interactive town hall meeting.

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL: https://youtu.be/N4OWMyJuB74

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Richard Gizbert

Creator and Host, The Listening Post, Al Jazeera English
Richard Gizbert created The Listening Post for Al Jazeera and has hosted the programme since its debut in 2006. Prior to that he spent 11 years as a London correspondent for ABC News (US), doing extensive war reporting in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Rwanda and Somalia.Prior to joining ABC News, Gizbert worked in Canada, cov... Read More →

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Zaffar Abbas

Editor, Dawn newspaper
Zaffar Abbas is the Editor of Dawn, Pakistan’s oldest and most prestigious English language newspaper. This is his 37th year in journalism. During this period he has worked for several news organisations, including 16 years for the BBC World as one of its Pakistan correspondents... Read More →
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Ute Brucker

Head of International News Department, Südwestrundfunk (ARD)
Ute Brucker was born in Tübingen, Germany. After completing her studies in German and Romance languages, she began her journalistic career at the Tübingen regional studio of German public broadcaster Südwestfunk (SWF). After internships in France and Baden-Baden, she switched to... Read More →
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Raj Kamal Jha

Chief Editor, The Indian Express
Raj Kamal Jha is Chief Editor of The Indian Express where he has worked since 1996. The newspaper and its journalists have won the International Press Institute's India Award for Excellence in Journalism four times. As part of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists... Read More →
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David Jordan

Director, Editorial Policy and Standards, BBC
David Jordan became the BBC’s Director of Editorial Policy & Standards in October 2007. Prior to that, he had been Controller of Editorial Policy since December 2005 and the BBC’s Chief Adviser, Politics for the two previous years. He began his career in television journalism... Read More →
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Maria Ressa

CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler.com
The CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler.com, Maria is one of the founders of the 6-year-old company, one of the leading online news organizations in the Philippines. Maria has been honoured around the world for her courageous and bold work in fighting disinformation, “fake news... Read More →

Tuesday June 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm CEST
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland