Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
11 am-12:30 pm
Plaza Ballroom E
Journalism and Public Media

After a dozen years of the “war on terror,” we need independent journalists to report on conflict, covert war and the erosion of civil liberties and human rights. While covering topics ranging from Bradley Manning to drones, independent journalists are fighting government secrecy to shine a spotlight on critical issues facing our nation. With major media outlets often enjoying cozy relationships with lawmakers and U.S. military/intelligence agencies, independent journalists operating far from the pinnacles of power have produced skeptical coverage and exposés.

Presenters will address obstacles facing journalists trying to cover U.S. foreign intervention with clarity and depth — and will explore the need for journalists to remain independent no matter which party inhabits the White House.


People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good