The challenge of reporting neglected crises

Date/Time: June 19, 2024 09:30:00 - 12:30:00

Our next panel debate will explore how the media is covering some of the world's neglected humanitarian crises - Somalia, Sudan, Myanmar, Haiti and many more. How do editors decide which global stories to cover? What are the practical challenges of covering stories in places where security is a major challenge? How can international NGOs be most effective in working with the media to cover these important stories? Does more aid flow as a result of media coverage? Are there alternative ways to cover these stories to give those most affected a bigger voice?

These are some of the issues we will be exploring with our panel:

Halima Begum, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB
Patrick Gathara, Senior Editor, Inclusive Storytelling, The New Humanitarian
Tracy McVeigh, Editor, Global Development, The Guardian
Simon Murphy, Senior News Reporter, Sunday Mirror
Sara Pantuliano, Chief Executive, ODI
Tim Singleton, Head of International News, Sky News

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This is an in-person event, free to attend for all IBT members, but to secure your place you must book in advance as numbers are limited.

The event will take place on Wednesday June 19 at the offices of the ODI
203 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8NJ (opposite Southwark tube).

Schedule for the day:
9.30am Coffee and registration
10am Panel debate
11.30am Coffee and networking
12 noon Event ends

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