Presentations, Debate and Masterclass, Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Debate, Presentation, 5 September 2013 | The Hague, Peace Palace

Local media are indispensable in challenging injustice and finding constructive / peaceful solutions. The Institute for War and Peace Reporting trains journalists of (post-) conflict countries to report on their home country or on what is going on in The Hague at the courts and tribunals in a professional way. On 5 September IWPR provides various presentations, a debate and a Masterclass in the Academy Building of the Peace Palace.

What constitutes good journalistic practice when covering intense disputes at a local, national or international level? How should sources and perspectives be balanced? Where do the journalist's own convictions fit in relation to the work? How do new and social media fit in all of this? On September 5th seasoned journalists, editors and bloggers from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in addition to Dutch freelance journalist Kees Schaepman will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse on the role of journalists in conflict and justice processes.

A chance to learn some of the essential elements of reporting on war crimes and the opportunity to produce a report (in English) for IWPR. The class is open for journalism students and (young) professionals (maximum 20) only. Basic journalism skills and good grasp of journalism principles are required. Participants should prepare in advance by identifying ideas for a story using print, radio, video, photography or new media. Send your story ideas in a few lines as part of the registration for the Masterclass to Marcel Smits:

The Masterclass starts at 15h. Registration is required.

The debate is lead by a panel, to be introduced, coordinated, and presided over by Fokke Obbema, De Volkskrant journalist, previously stationed in Paris, thereafter specializing in China – EU relations. The panel-members are Nerma Jelacic, Head of Communications ICTY, Geraldine Coughlan, former BBC reporter and now ‎Director at GCC Law & Media, Nzau Musau, Senior Political Writer at the Star Daily in Nairobi, and Thomas Loudon, Dutch journalist having reported from the Middle East and co-founder of and

5 September is a day at the Peace Palace in which Justice Reporting is the central theme. On this day you can also enjoy:
The World Press Photo Exhibition 2013
‘Give Up Tomorrow’ in the garden of the Peace Palace

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