April 12, 2024

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Under Fire: Protecting Those Who Cover Global News


The OPC, Bloomberg LLP and the Ford Motor Company are co-sponsoring a reception and panel on journalist safety at Bloomberg midtown headquarters on Dec. 16. Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, and other experts will discuss how the media industry, governments, and journalists themselves can better protect the safety of those who cover global hot spots.

This event is by invitation only and non-transferable.

Other panelists include independent journalists Gregory D. Johnsen and Anna Therese Day, and Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite, Lithuania’s permanent representative to the UN. Lithuania was the main force behind a May UN Security Council resolution to scale up efforts to protect journalists in conflict zones.

OPC Governor Lara Setrakian, Co-Founder & CEO of News Deeply, will moderate.

Johnsen recently left Istanbul, where he was writer-at-large for BuzzFeed News, and was nearly kidnapped in Yemen. He has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan, a Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, and a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Egypt. In 2006 he was awarded the David R. Schweisberg Memorial Scholarship from the Overseas Press Club Foundation.

Read about Johnsen’s near abduction in Yemen >>

Day, a founding board member of the Frontline Freelance Register, has written from numerous countries in the Middle East and elsewhere for CNN, Al Jazeera English, and CBS. She is a 2013 Fulbright Fellow, and was named one of Google Zeitgeist’s top 30 Greatest Minds of Our Time in 2011.

Matthew Winkler, Bloobmerg editor-in-Chief emeritus, will give opening remarks.

The evening begins with a reception sponsored by Bloomberg at 6:00. The program will begin at 6:45.

Please send your reservation requests to: RSVPEvents@Bloomberg.net