Panel: Media During Humanitarian Emergencies
Whether it’s the Arab Spring, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Libyan refugee crisis, or the famine in East Africa, the media influences and challenges what people see, think and feel. Inspired by a comment by the late Tim Hetherington, a photojournalist killed in Libya while covering the war, this event on September 22 at the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service brings together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the role of media in humanitarian emergencies.
Panelists include :
- Allan Dodds Frank, investigative reporter and former OPC president and founder of the OPC’s latest website Global Parachute, a new social networking site for foreign correspondents
- Hina Chaudhry, MD, director of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at Mt Sinai, and a CNN guest correspondent who covered the Pakistan floods
- Sam Gregory, program director, Witness, co-author of Cameras Everywhere 2011 Report; and Cath Turner, reporter and producer, Al Jazeera English
The panel will be moderated by Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, online, The Wall Street Journal.
NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is presenting the panel. The event is co-sponsored by the OPC and the New York Women’s Initiative for CARE and takes place on Thursday, September 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at NYU Wagner the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street at Houston Street in New York. Seating is limited; to RSVP is required; go to the event website