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Wednesday, June 5 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Surviving Against the Odds - Journalism in Repressive Media Environments LIMITED

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

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL: https://youtu.be/HOW-6kPoFRw 

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Emilie Lehmann-Jacobsen

Adviser, International Media Support
Advisor in IMS’ Asia department in charge of overseeing the department’s research efforts and the design of the department’s media development programmes. Holds a PhD in media studies from University of Copenhagen and has specialized in journalism in authoritarian and transitional... Read More →
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Lina Attallah

Chief editor, Mada Masr
Lina Attalah is the publisher of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website. She has been a journalist for over a decade, covering primarily Egypt and the region, including the Syrian revolution and the Iran latest presidential elections. She was previously the chief editor of Egypt Independent, another Egyptian leading English... Read More →
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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 →
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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 →
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Brice Ndangoui

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Radio Ndeke Luka
Brice Landry Ndangoui  is Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Radio Ndeke Luka since 2016. Radio Ndeke Luka (RNL), created in 2000 by Fondation Hirondelle, is the leading media in CAR with 60% of daily listeners in the main regions of the country. Brice has 12 years of experience in the media... Read More →
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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.Sonny Swe is a pioneer in Myanmar media, with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. He... Read More →

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