Dangerous Assignments: Safety of women journalists

A Panel Co-sponsored by CPJ and the Permanent Mission of Greece to the UN, The Permanent Mission of France to the UN, and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the UN

During the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) annual two-week session in March 2018, representatives will gather at UN headquarters in New York to discuss progress and gaps in gender equality and the empowerment of women. This year, the review theme is : Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women, a review from the 47th session of the CSW (2003) conclusions. As this theme has not been reviewed for 15 years, this is a unique opportunity to discuss the safety of women journalists.

France, together with Greece and Lithuania, and the Committee to Protect Journalists will convene a panel and moderated roundtable discussion with speakers from an array of backgrounds and areas of expertise, who can delve into how states can effectively combat the violence and dangers that face women journalists. Our goal would be to emerge from this session with some tangible takeaways, and a framework for thinking about data collection and information gathering, as well as best practices across regions.

Panelists:
Harlem Désir, Special Representative on Media Freedom at the Organization of Security and Cooperation Europe
Victor Blue, New York based photojournalist
Jenni Monet, Native American freelancer multimedia reporter, was arrested at Standing Rock.
Amalia Toledo, Project coordinator and researcher at Karisma Foundation

Moderated by Courtney Radsch, CPJ Advocacy Director

When: March 14, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Where: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters NYC

To RSVP please email [email protected] before Mar 8th

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