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?

17 November 2020 – DAY 2 - Blaming the Messenger

Trevor Timm: Presentation
Panel Discussion

Banjo Damilola

Banjo Damilola is an investigative journalist from Nigeria. She reports on education, health, and social justice. She is one of Transparency International’s young journalists in 2018. A graduate of Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan.

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 Director of International Campaigns for Reporters Without Borders, known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF), which works to promote and defend press freedom around the world.

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 Time zone: GMT
Time zone: GMT
Location: Main Stage - Online (via Hopin)
Freedom of the press
This event will be recorded