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WAN-IFRA media freedom podcast debuts

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WAN-IFRA media freedom podcast debuts

Each month we will be taking a look at a challenging issue that journalists and media organisations are faced with, exploring how they tackle - and surmount - the obstacles to continue reporting the news.

You can listen to each episode direct from our website, but we do encourage you to subscribe to ensure you don't miss our monthly show. Follow the links to iTunes or Stitcher.

Your feedback is very welcome, and please also rate us on whichever podcast platform you use - it's always great to get the word out!

S1E1: Dying to be a journalist

In the first episode of The Backstory, we start with the basics: the threats facing journalists worldwide. Too often, journalists put safety aside to “get” the story; editors don’t anticipate the problems that their reporters or their newsrooms can face. How can journalists be prepared? What should editors think about?

To explore the issue, WAN-IFRA Press Freedom Director, Andrew Heslop, speaks with:

  • Javier Garza, a journalist in Mexico and a global journalist security trainer
  • Elisabet Cantenys, Executive Director of the ACOS Alliance, a coalition of organisations working to develop worldwide protection standards for journalists.
  • Carol Beyanga, Chair of the Uganda Media Freedom Committee and Managing Editor for digital content at Daily Monitor Publications.

The production team includes Mariona Sanz, Colette Davidson and Sarah Elzas, who also edited and mixed the episode.

Music in this episode by Swelling and Lee Rosevere.

S1E2: To be published 1 March

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Andrew Heslop


2018-01-31 16:58

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