News Reporting and Navigating Risk: Is Gender a Factor?
This event is organised by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and the Frontline Freelance Register (FFR).
Every year, women journalists are killed, assaulted, threatened and defamed – all in pursuit of the truth. Many of these journalists face not only the implicit dangers of hostile environments, but cultural and social prejudices that would keep them silent.
Now more than ever, female journalists are responsible for covering the world’s most challenging hostile environments yet remain under represented in the global news media at large; identifying the types of threats women journalists face and how to address those threats is key to greater gender equality in the global news media.
News Reporting and Navigating Risk will be a moderated discussion with accomplished journalists who have reported from hostile environments around the world about their experiences with a focus on best practices for security, emotional self care, and access to medical, mental health, and emergency resources.
Chaired by Elisa Lees Munoz, the executive director of the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).
Alison Baskerville is an FFR board member and a documentary photographer.
Nadine Marroushi has worked for 8 years as a journalist writing about the Middle East and Africa.
Richard Spencer is the Middle East editor for The Telegraph.
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