Reporter Safety: A Shared Responsibility
In commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, please join Reporters Without Borders at New York University to discuss and debate the current state of global press freedom and the latest safety concerns for journalists.
The panel with Mike Oreskes, David Rohde and Emilio Gutierrez Soto will take place Monday, May 3rd, from 6 to 8 pm at the the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
New York Times reporter David Rohde will share his latest experience on war reporting. A Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the newspaper, Rohde and his fixer were kidnapped in Afghanistan in November 2008 and held for over seven months before escaping.
Mike Oreskes, senior managing editor of The Associated Press, will discuss the role newsrooms and public alerts can play in crisis situations.
Oreskes will also lead a discussion with Emilio Gutierrez Soto, the first Mexican journalist to apply for asylum in the United States. Soto received death threats in June 2008, and was forced to cross the border into Texas with his teenage son. He spent seven months in an Immigration Detention Center in El Paso Texas , before being released.