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Saturday, December 2 • 4:50pm - 5:50pm
How Conflict Shapes Storytelling and Storytellers

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The first victim in conflict is often the truth. In regions where fighting has created black and white narratives, we've seen the seekers of truth transform themselves, often organically, into conflict storytellers. How do these storytellers find the truth and highlight nuance and context? How successful have these storytellers been at reclaiming skewed narratives and putting the people affected by the conflict at the center of the story? How do they find collaborators and manage trolls online, where spaces are already so polarized? And can storytelling help heal the divisions violence, conflict and polarization has created? In this panel we’ll explore these questions and more while looking at examples from Sri Lanka, Venezuela, Kashmir and Syria.

Moderators
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Sahar Habib Ghazi

Managing Editor, Global Voices
I help run the unique and borderless Global Voices community and completely virtual newsroom, where we cover 167 countries in 35 languages, through our stellar group of 1400 volunteer writers and editors. I also produce a podcast called Into the Deep with Lauren Finch, Global Vo... Read More →

Speakers
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Joey Ayoub

Global Voices/Hummus For Thought
Joey Ayoub is the MENA Editor at Global Voices as well as a Lebanese researcher currently living in Edinburgh. He is the founder of Hummus For Thought and mostly writes on Syria, Israel-Palestine, and Lebanon. | | He has a BS in Environmental Health from the American Univers... Read More →
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Luis Carlos

Periodista, Circuito Éxitos
@LuisCarlos. Periodista y ciberactivista.
avatar for Ieshan Wani

Ieshan Wani

New media journalist with over five years’ experience in reporting, producing and editing on multiple platforms like broadcast, digital and print from conflict-torn Kashmir region.


Saturday December 2, 2017 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Main Stage TRACE Expert City

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