London Event to Be Live-Streamed: Reporting in Syria
This event will begin live streaming at 2 p.m. EST:
Syria has been a game-changer in terms of coverage by media organizations
and freelancers. After the targeted death of Marie Colvin and French photographer Remy Ochlik in Homs, news organizations began to reassess their responsibilities for coverage of the continuing and escalating conflict in Syria. The level of risk for journalists is extremely high and has many editors reluctant to send staff journalists resulting in their reliance on freelancers. Frontline Club and OPC have organized a panel discussion on the ethical and safety issues that have arisen in the Syrian conflict.
EMMA BEALS, a freelance journalist, is a founding member of Frontline Freelance Register (FFR)
COLIN PEREIRA, head of safety and security at ITN, formerly with BBC’s High Risk Team
SEAN RYAN, formerly foreign editor and now associate editor of The Sunday Times
STUART HUGHES, senior world affairs producer of BBC News, will be the Moderator
Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, Paddington, London at 7 p.m.
Additional speakers to be confirmed.