Conference: “Cultures in Conflict: Navigating Cultural Difference in International Human Rights Reporting”

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.