Doing Honest Journalism in Compromised Environments
Good journalism in the U.S. is fueled by emails, voicemails, FOIA requests and First Amendment arguments.
But these are luxuries that many countries do not afford their journalists. Find out how these J-School students and alumni have managed to work around such limitations—and the threats that usually accompany them—to produce reporting that is founded on integrity and facts.
The panel will be moderated by Professor Ann Cooper, international director of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and former executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Sponsored by CJSGlobal and the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
Ann Cooper is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent with more than 25 years of radio and print reporting experience. She was NPR's first Moscow bureau chief and later their Johannesburg bureau chief. She also worked eight years as executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists prior to joining the Columbia faculty.
Ajibola Amzat was the Features Editor at The Guardian newspaper, Lagos. He is one of the few journalists to produce coverage of the living conditions of victims of Boko Haram terrorists in internally displaced persons' camps in northeastern Nigeria. His report, "Home Away," won the overall prize at the 2016 Promasidor Quill Award. @penpope
Anjali Tsui is digital journalism fellow at Frontline PBS. After graduating from Columbia Journalism School's investigative program in 2016, Anjali reported on migration and gender issues as a fellow with the Global Migration Project. She began her career covering breaking news in Asia as a producer at CNN International in Hong Kong. @anjalitsui
Amel Ghani is a journalist from Lahore, Pakistan who has worked as an editorial assistant at The News and reporter for metro pages of The Express Tribune in Lahore. She writes about about women's rights and minority rights. @amelghanii
Sarah Salvadore is an independent data and investigative journalist. A recent graduate from Columbia Journalism School, she is currently a reporting fellow at the Global Migration Project housed at Columbia. Sarah has been a journalist for more than 10 years in India. @sarahsalvadore
Manuela Andreoni has worked for some of Brazil's major newspapers, such as O Globo, the second most-read newspaper in the country. She also worked as a news assistant/producer based in Rio de Janeiro at Canada's Globe and Mail, and as a freelancer reporter and fixer for several outlets, such as the UK's Sunday Times. @manuelaandreoni
Ana Mendez is a Panamanian-American journalist based in New York City. She is an associate research scholar at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University, and freelances for The New York Times. Before graduating from the Columbia Journalism School in 2015, she worked as an investigative reporter at Panama's largest newspaper, La Prensa, and started her own media company, Nueva Nación, which seeks to tell stories about Panama through data.