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Tuesday, September 22 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
When Covid-19 Spreads Attacks on Press Freedom

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States and non-state actors are exploiting the emergency to turn the screws on press freedom - everything from denying access through misapplied fake news laws to arrests and charges. IPI has been tracking these violations and press freedom restrictions from the beginning and we’ll share our conclusions and observations on the trends we identified; we will talk about what the greatest risks are and what we need to do about it.


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Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, Austria, International Press Institute (IPI)
Barbara is executive director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism.Barbara joined IPI in 2000... Read More →

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Supriya Sharma

Executive Editor, Scroll.in, India
Supriya Sharma is the Executive Editor of Scroll.in, India's leading independent digital news organisation, known for its investigative reporting and critical commentary. She has previously worked with the television news broadcaster NDTV and the largest circulated English-language... Read More →
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Lina Ejeilat

Co-founder and Executive Editor, 7iber.com
Lina Al-Ejeilat is the co-founder and executive editor of 7iber.com, an online magazine based in Amman, Jordan. In 2023, she received the WAN-IFRA Women in News Editorial Leadership Award as the laureate for the Arab Region. She holds a master’s degree in Journalism/New Media from... Read More →
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Glenda Gloria

Executive Editor and Co-Founder, Rappler
Glenda has been a journalist for more than 3 decades now. She has worked for Philippine newspapers and foreign news agencies, as well as the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. In the dying days of the Estrada administration in 2001, she co-founded Newsbreak, which started... Read More →
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Tabani Moyo

Director, MISA Zimbabwe
Tabani Moyo is the Country Director for MISA Zimbabwe. He has been with the organisation for 10 years, three of these as Director. He is also a general council member for IFEX - a global network on freedom of expression and a committee member for SADC IGF. In addition, he is the chairperson... Read More →

Tuesday September 22, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CEST