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Sunday, December 3 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Threatened Journalists in South Asia and their Rights

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Press and media freedom in a number of countries in the South Asian region, such as Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, is in decline. In Pakistan self-censorship in the country’s media is on the increase, particularly on sensitive issues. In India Hindu nationalism and growing self-censorship is contributing to the slide. Many of the Global Voices contributors work as freelancer, independent journalists/bloggers. How can we protect them and show solidarity?

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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 Voices... Read More →
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Mohamed Junayd

Journalist, Maldives Independent
Junayd is a journalist with the Maldives Independent based in Malé. He is also the Reuters stringer for Maldives and the Maldives correspondent for Reporters Without Borders. He covers corruption, press freedom and human rights related stories from the Maldives.
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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.


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
South Asia Zone TRACE Expert City

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