Join the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication together with the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) for a February conference on ethics in international human rights reporting.
The conference, “Cultures in Conflict: Navigating Cultural Difference in International Human Rights Reporting,” is scheduled for Feb. 9-10, 2018 and hosted at UW-Madison’s state-of-the-art Discovery Building in the H.F. DeLuca Forum. The program features award-winning human rights reporters, organized into two keynote presentations and five thematic panels. Each panel includes three experienced reporters who will discuss various challenges they have faced in the process of narrativizing their encounters with people from disparate ethnic, racial, national, religious, and gendered backgrounds. Some panelists will also talk about their experiences trying to share stories of their own cultures with audiences based in other parts of the world.
A modest breakfast and lunch will be served and, for this reason, conference registration is required.
Speakers and panel members will include:
- Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Host, NPR’s Weekend Addition Sunday
- Emma Daly
Communications Director, Human Rights Watch
- Sara Jamshidi
CEO/Executive Director, Goltune News
- Lenka Kabrhelova
Foreign Correspondent, Czech Radio
- Owen Ullmann
Managing Editor/World News, USA Today
- Marquita J. Pool-Eckert
Senior Producer, CBS News (retired), Educator & Author
- Lonnie Isabel
Journalist & Distinguised Lecturer, Columbia Journalism School
- Day Aiyetan
Executive Director, International Centre for Investigative Reporting
- Sulome Anderson
Journalist & Author, based in Beirut, Lebanon and New York
- Bruce Shapiro
Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism Trauma
- Travis Fox
Director, Visual Journalism at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
- Adriana Fernandez
International Multimedia Journalist
- Gillian Laub
Independent Photographer & Filmmaker, based in New York
- Chitrangada Choudbury
Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Jane Onyanga-Omara
Reporter & Digital Editor, USA Today
For the full schedule, please visit the conference website.
This conference is made possible by additional support from the African Studies Program, the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA), the Middle East Studies Program, the Center for Journalism Ethics and the Anonymous Fund.