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Debate on Journalism in Times of War

Ever wonder how TV stations gather reports and protect its journalists and sources from harm in conflict areas? Check out this talk at the University of Copenhagen with Awad Joumaa, news editor at Al Jazeera English, together with the artist and filmmaker Khaled Ramadan, as we discuss the book we just launched called “Journalism in Times of War“. The reader contains practical steps journalists can take to avoid harm when reporting from areas where they face acute political risk. It’s essential reading and practical advice not only for journalists, but also for artists, curators and activists working in challenging situations. It compiles materials from journalists like Peter Greste, arrested in 2013 and detained in an Egyptian prison for 400 days on suspicion of illegally broadcasting news harming “domestic security;” through to contributions from incredible and brave female reporters like Zaina Erhaim, award-winning journalist and director of the documentary series “Syria’s Rebellious Women;” through to practical information on how to conduct open source verification and fact-checking in conflict areas. All in all, it’s been an eye-opening project to work on the past two years. Thanks to everyone who has supported this project from the beginning. Most of all, thank you to the incredible contributors who put their lives at risk in bringing us breaking news and images every day, without their work this book would never have been possible. 

Journalism in Times of War debate