In 2016, Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist reporting on the infamous ‘Ndragheta mafia, was gunned down in an effort to silence her reporting. Thus was born The Daphne Project, a global response to the rising danger investigative journalists are increasingly facing. Reporters the world over picked up and completed Daphne’s reporting, sending a powerful message to those who would kill the messenger to choke the story. This workshop will unpack the nuts and bolts of such massive collaboration under conditions of extreme danger. It will be led by Laurent Richard, who coordinated the global effort. He is founder of the Paris-based Forbidden Stories, a nonprofit news operation dedicated to ensuring that these endangered stories reach the public.
Session Category : 2018