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Helmets and Flak Jackets Required:
The Challenge to Media When Journalists Work Under Fire

National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
June 7, 2002 — Noon to 5 p.m.


12-1:30: Lunch – Roy Gutman of Newsweek and Doug Allmond, cameraman ABC News.

Introduced by Christopher Warren, president of the International Federation of Journalists

1:45-3:15 Reducing the Risks: Security experts, veteran journalists and psychologists will discuss risk avoidance techniques and resources for journalists.

Panelists: Martin Turner, Washington Bureau Chief of the BBC; Andrew Kaine, Director of AKE security services; Paul Rees, of Centurian Risk Services; Elana Newman and Bruce Shapiro of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the University of Washington.

Panel moderated by Frank Smyth, Committee to Protect Journalists

3:30 to 4:45 Strategies for Safer Reporting. Working reporters, bureau chiefs and news executives will examine new strategies for keeping media workers safer.

Panelists: Stephen Jukes, global head of news for Reuters; Phil Bennett, foreign editor of the Washington Post; Neil Conan, reporter for NPR; Tony Winton, reporter for Associated Press; Beth Costa, president of the Brazilian journalists’ union, FENAJ.

Panel moderated by Linda Foley, president of The Newspaper Guild-CWA

4:45 – 5 – Closing Remarks: Aidan White, general secretary of the IFJ

Sponsoring organizations include the International Federation of Journalists, Committee to Protect Journalists, The Newspaper Guild-CWA, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, National Association of Broadcast Employees-CWA, and the Professional Committee of the National Press Club.

Frank Smyth
Washington Representative
The Committee to Protect Journalists

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