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IPIWoCo2019
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Join us in Geneva from 4 - 5 June to discuss successful strategies to strengthen the relationship between news organisations and their audiences in defence of QUALITY JOURNALISM AS A PUBLIC GOOD. We will examine best practices for engaging with readers, viewers and other stakeholders to ensure that the media’s role in guarding the public interest remains undiminished.
Learn more about our work at www.ipi.media.
IPI World Congress 2019 is organized in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 
Wednesday, June 5 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Surviving Against the Odds - Journalism in Repressive Media Environments LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

In spite of high hurdles, journalists in extremely repressive environments are managing to continue their work. Listen to them tell how they do it.

Speakers
avatar for Sonny Swe

Sonny Swe

Co-Founder and CEO, Frontier Myanmar
Sonny served eight years in prison for bypassing censorship regulations at The Myanmar Times. Now he’s three years into building Frontier, Myanmar’s most important media startup.
avatar for Befeqadu Hailu Techane

Befeqadu Hailu Techane

Executive Deputy Editor, Addis Maleda newspaper
Befeqadu Hailu Techane is an Ethiopian writer, activist, and blogger. He is a member of the Zone 9 Bloggers group that were arrested in 2014 due to their blogging activities after being accused of inciting violence through writing. He has been the editor of various newspapers, and currently he is a Deputy Executive Editor of Addis Maleda, a weekly newspaper, a columnist for Duestche Well... Read More →
avatar for Ruşen Çakır

Ruşen Çakır

Chief editor, Medyascope
Based in Istanbul, Ruşen Çakir works as a journalist since 1985. He worked for Nokta (weekly), Tempo (weekly), Cumhuriyet (daily), Milliyet (daily), CNN-Türk (news channel) and NTV (news channel), Vatan (daily), Habertürk (daily). He is one of the leading founders and current... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland