Gender-based violence is a notorious driver of both migration and political conflict. It sits at the heart of many international stories, shaping the decisions of women, men, and people of all genders to rebel against authoritarian regimes or escape them by taking the perilous journey to the global north. Reporters and policy analysts covering these stories face the most complex ethical challenges in our industry today: protecting sources from further trauma or harm, engaging weary audiences, and balancing storytelling with crucial political context.
Join us for a panel that will discuss contemporary coverage of migration and political conflict, and the special impact of work that accounts for gender and trauma. Women journalists and regional specialists who conduct research on Iran, Latin America, Syria and Ukraine will discuss the professional and ethical challenges of their work, and whether being a women journalist or researcher at the frontlines of these stories has shaped their work.