New talk: US protests – Reporting From the Outside?
Three journalists from the US and Canada will speak about their experience of covering the protests provoked by the killing of George Floyd.
Facing attacks by police and arrests, an avalanche of false information online, or dealing with the close relevance of a protest to one’s own experience and personal history, Andrea May Sahouri (Des Moines Register, Iowa), Craig Silverman (BuzzFeed News) and Montinique Monroe (photojournalist from Austin, Texas) will share their experience of covering the protests in the US.
The discussion will be hosted by Kofi Smiles, presenter of BBC No Filter, a programme for and by 18-35s on BBC Radio Humberside (Hull).
The CIJ held one of our #CIJLyraMcKee outreach events in Hull earlier in February.
Whether it's the storm of false reports and unverified information that appear around protests, the danger faced by reporters on the ground from the police and security forces, or the close relevance of a protest to one's own experience and personal history, these events can be the most complex and difficult to cover.