The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Blaming the Messenger

With the rise of the Gilets Jaunes and Black Lives Matter movements and the furores over police brutality everywhere from France to the US to Belarus, how best do we defend and protect freelance journalists from attack by police, government and the state?

This is a DAY-2 Main Stage event. Visit our registration page for more information on how to attend.

17 November 2020 – DAY 2 - Blaming the Messenger


Eloïse Bajou

Eloïse Bajou is a French journalist and photographer as well as a member of Reporters En Colère (REC), a journalist collective created in 2019 that aims to give tools to field reporters when they experience press freedom restrictions.

Jiayang Fan

Jiayang Fan became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 2016. Her reporting on China, American politics, and culture has appeared in the magazine since 2010. Her latest article is “How My Mother and I Became Chinese Propaganda.“

Rebecca Vincent

Rebecca Vincent is the UK Bureau Director for Reporters Without Borders. She is an American-British human rights campaigner, writer and former diplomat with an expertise in freedom of expression. Rebecca has coordinated a number of high-profile international human rights campaigns.

Trevor Timm

Trevor Timm is a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a journalist, activist, and legal analyst whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Guardian, USA Today, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, Harvard Law and Policy Review, and Politico.
  • 17 November 2020 12.30–14.00
Location: Main Stage - Online
Freedom of the press
This event will be recorded