Index at #ijf19: How to fight back against the censors?

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Jolley will be joined by Index on Censorship magazine contributors Kaya Genç, a contributor to The New York Review of Books and the author of Under the Shadow: Rage and revolution in Modern Turkey; Caroline Muscat, co-founder and editor of The Shift News; and Wana Udobang, a Nigeria-based freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”105180″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”105179″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”105178″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”105177″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]The International Journalism Festival biggest annual media event in Europe. The 13th edition of the festival will take place from 03 to 07 April 2019. Full programme | List of Speakers

When: Saturday 6 April 3-4pm CET
Where: Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani, Perugia
Tickets: Free. No registration required. More information.


Fighting back: how should journalists respond against attacks?

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Organised or state-instigated attacks against journalists, news organisations or the very idea of news itself range from intimidation to assassination: A social media campaign urging the gang rape of a female reporter; the stoning of a TV network’s service vehicles; the head of government publicly insulting editors; the engineered buy-out or outright closure of a critical news organisation; an advertising boycott; a culture of death threats and legal harassment targeting journalists; the prospect of adverse legislation or jurisprudence unduly restricting the freedom of the press; the jailing of journalists and media workers on fabricated charges; physical assault on or outright assassination of critical voices in the media. How can journalists fight back?

This panel will draw lessons from ongoing campaigns to fight back against attacks on journalism and discuss questions of theory and policy: Should journalists even file criminal libel suits, when they are advocates of freedom of expression? How far should news organizations or associations go to protect journalists at risk? When democracy itself is at stake, what political options are open to journalists?

(A workshop on the same theme, focusing on practical defences against attacks online and on social media, will take place on Friday).

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When: Saturday 14 April 2018 2-3pm CET
Where: International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy
Tickets: Free. Information via International Journalism Festival