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Sunday, May 19 • 09:30 - 10:45
Unbias the News

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We all have our cultural and national bias and blind spots – and are not aware of them. We carry them into cross-border collaborations and into our stories – and run the risk of reproducing the same prejudice over and over again. How can we find a constructive approach to embracing such bias in crossborder collaboration and help each other to 'unbias' our journalism by shedding light on each others' blind spots in the editorial discussion? The panel of speakers are journalists from different backgrounds and have seen first-hand how bias, discrimination and cultural misunderstandings can affect journalism, and some of them have addressed it within larger cross-border collaborative teams. Several of them have contributed to the book 'Unbias the news' to be published by Hostwriter at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in September 2019.

Moderators
avatar for Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk

Journalist & Founder, Hostwriter
Tabea Grzeszyk is a freelance journalist and co-founder and CEO of Hostwriter.org, an award-winning Nonprofit that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. The network connects 4,000+ colleagues from more than 140 countries for mutual support and collaboration. In addition to her journalism work, Tabea was an external lecturer of International Jo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mohammad Bassiki

Mohammad Bassiki

Journalist and Founder
Syrian journalist and researcher interested in policy analysis and economics in the Middle East, founder of the Syrian Investigations Unit - SIRAJ, the first investigative reporting network in Syria. Based in Paris, France. He is an Ambassador for Hostwriter and one of the editors... Read More →
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist/podcaster, Freelance
avatar for Zeynep Sentek

Zeynep Sentek

Journalist, The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu)
Zeynep is a Turkish journalist working for the non-profit investigative news platform The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu) on investigations, human rights, and workers’ rights. | | She also coordinates The Black Sea's Turkey investigations, and is the liaison for its work with the European... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

co-founder and coordinator, EIC.network
Stefan Candea is a freelance journalist and co-founder in 2001 of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), an investigative non-profit registered in Bucharest, Romania. He started Sponge , an open and collaborative media innovation Lab for Eastern Europe. The Lab... Read More →


Sunday May 19, 2019 09:30 - 10:45
Aula II

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