Reporting at the Conventions: Safety, Security and Rights for Reporters and Citizen Journalists Covering the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention
Free Press, the International News Safety Institute and Harvard University’s Digital Media Law Project are hosting two Web events on reporting in conflict areas. The Webinars will have a special emphasis on reporting at the upcoming Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention, both of which are expected to draw large numbers of protesters.
Thurs., Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Thurs., Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
In the last year, nearly 90 people have been arrested while trying to report on protests in the United States, and many others have faced abuse, harassment and press suppression from local authorities.
Join us to hear concrete tips on how to stay safe while covering these events and learn about local laws and issues that may impact the conventions. These Webinars will feature both personal stories from journalists who have been arrested and expert analysis of past events and legal cases. There will be ample opportunity for participants to ask questions and share their own stories.