On July 17th, the United Nations held an open debate on the issue of safety of journalists, focusing on protection for those targeted in conflict zones, and impunity for perpetrators. One week later, journalists, technologists and government officials gathered for TechCamp NYC in an effort to figure out ways in which technology can help make the practice of journalism safer.
Resources for Press Freedom, War & Civil Conflict
On July 17, the UN Security Council debated the safety of journalists. The following week, government officials, journalists and technologists gathered for TechCamp NYC, an event aimed at finding ways to use technology to protect journalists working in conflict zones.
At Berkeley's conference on The Media at War, speakers raised tough questions about press freedom and independence, about the relationship between media and military, and about the ethics of presenting, or withholding, graphic and disturbing details to mainstream audiences.