May 21, 2022

Archive Event Highlight

A Talk on Reporters’ Work, the Middle East and Advocacy Journalism

In 2010 alone, Facebook reached 600 million members and Twitter users grew by 100 million more than the previous year. Though the Web is a space for open dialogue, many who use it are still silenced. What does it mean for reporting?

As we have all witnessed since the beginning of 2011, the Internet has definitely become a tool for change and now paves the ways to revolutions. So far 153 journalists and 119 netizens remain behind bars. Will netizens be the first targets of authoritarian regimes in the next few years? Do social media create enough space for advocacy journalism? Is it tomorrows way of reporting?

Jean-François Julliard, Secretary-General of the international press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders, will discuss the changes social media create in the journalism environment at Columbia University’s Journalism School and especially the role that advocacy journalism can play nowadays.