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IS IT THE MEDIA’S FAULT? REPORTING RELIGION: THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN THE POPULIST ERA

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening of debate and celebration

What are the challenges of reporting on religion in the current media landscape? How can journalists balance freedom of expression with media ethics in the context of rising extremism and political polarisation around the world? Our expert panellists will debate these questions, followed by responses from representatives of the European Commission and US State Department and a Q&A session with the audience.

Moderator:

Jean-Paul Marthoz: Author of ‘Terrorism and the Media: A Handbook for Journalists’ and ‘Couvrir les migrations.’ Former European Press Director of Human Rights Watch and EU Correspondent of the Committee to Protect Journalists. (Belgium)

Panelists:

Dr. Verica Rupar: Author of ‘Journalism: Themes and Critical Debates’ and MDI publication ‘Getting the Facts Right: Reporting Ethnicity and Religion.’ Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Co-Director of Journalism, Media and Democracy Research Centre at Aukland University of Technology. (New Zealand)

Pierre Haski: Reporters Without Borders Chairman, L’Obs columnist and co-founder of Rue89. Former foreign correspondent of AFP and foreign editor of Liberation. (France)

Kimberly Winston: Washington Post and National Public Radio (NPR) contributor. Author of ‘Faith Beyond Faith Healing: Finding Hope After Shattered Dreams.’ 2018 Religion Reporting Excellence Award, Religion News Service. (USA)

Pierre Arnaud Perrouty: Author of ‘Libres de Dire’ and Director of the Human Rights League, Conseil de déontologie journalistique member and former Executive Director of the European Humanist Federation. (Belgium)

Programme:

6:00pm: Doors Open

6:15pm – 7:45pm: Panel Discussion

7:45pm – 9:00pm: Reception

This event is free to attend but spaces are limited and registration is essential.

Simultaneous interpretation from English into French will be provided throughout the panel discussion.

Venue

Résidence Palace