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Tuesday, June 4


Screening of the documentary "A Dark Place"
 “A Dark Place” highlights the effects of online harassment and abuse on female journalists.  The documentary is a production of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media as part of the #SOFJO (Safety of Female Journalists Online) initiative, in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI).

See the trailer here

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Javier Luque

Head of Digital Communications, International Press Institute (IPI)
Javier Luque Martínez coordinates advocacy and communication on IPI’s digital platforms. He holds a master’s degree in International Journalism from Cardiff University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and psychology. Prior to joining IPI, he worked as a foreign correspondent... Read More →

Tuesday June 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Wednesday, June 5


Joining Forces: When Large and Small Media Work to Break Stories Together
Limited Capacity seats available

A look at how large media companies with funds, reach and developed infrastructure can team up with small, agile investigative teams to work together to break stories that bring change.

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL: https://youtu.be/5Qaetncd0Pg 

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Scott Griffen

Deputy Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Scott Griffen is deputy director at the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and journalists defending press freedom since 1950. He is the author of numerous IPI reports on diverse topics related to press freedom and independent journalism and... Read More →

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Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Investigative Reporter, Tiger Eye Foundation
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist working in Ghana and across the African continent. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for hard-hitting stories – then presents the evidence... Read More →
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Jesper Nymark

Executive Director, Danwatch
Jesper Nymark is the executive director & editor for the Danish investigative media and research-centre Danwatch that over the last ten years has produced award-winning in-depth journalism on global issues.Danwatch’ journalistic focus ranges from corruption, tax-heavens, investments and shipping, to ITC-, textile and food-production as well as the agro-industry, especially regarding comp... Read More →
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Pilar Requena

Reporter, TVE (Spanish Public Television)
Pilar has been reporting for Spanish Public Television’s (TVE) programme “En Portada” since 2004 covering foreign affairs and international issues. Previously she worked as TVE’s correspondent in Germany and CEE region. During her career at TVE she has covered important global... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland


Surviving Against the Odds - Journalism in Repressive Media Environments
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.

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 Naguib Gorgy Attalah

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
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland


Presentation of the FRA e-Media Toolkit
Made by journalists for journalists: the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ e-Media Toolkit on migration. It is an e-learning tool including concrete examples of media reporting on migration news in France and the United Kingdom, namely of the BBC, The Guardian, Le Monde, AFP, Financial Times, France TV and RFI. In a step-by-step approach, these news examples illustrate the journalist’s dilemma to remain factual while telling human stories. The workshop will present the different news stories reflecting on fundamental rights, relevant EU migration and asylum legislation, and ethical journalism principles.

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Blanca Tapia

Programme Manager, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
Since July 2016, Blanca Tapia is Programme Manager at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), one of the EU’s decentralised agencies set up to provide expert advice to the institutions of the EU and the Member States. Previously, she was FRA Spokesperson/Media Manager... Read More →

Wednesday June 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
EBU Workshop Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland