Out of Focus: Journalism and Modern Warfare


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When war breaks out, citizens around the world wait for updates on the situation. In these times of armed conflict, journalists often follow the fighting rather than flee, assuming the risk that they will be killed or attacked in their efforts to provide up-to-date information on the situation. Explore the risks and protections for journalists and war correspondents, how journalists can accurately and ethically report on conflict, and the impact and challenges of social media news during conflict.

Moderated by:
Francine Uenuma, Director, Media and Communications, Save the Children

Speakers include:
Chris Harland, Legal Advisor, Regional Delegation for the United States & Canada, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Frank Smyth, Executive Director, Global Journalist Security & Senior Advisor for Journalist Security, Committee to Protect Journalists.
Alex Potter, Photojournalist & RN

September 22, 2015 | Washington, DC | 1:00-2:30pm EDT


American Red Cross National Headquarters
430 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Can’t make it in person?
Watch the live-stream in HD here


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