Join our global journalism seminar series online from October to December 2021

Speakers for the seminars, chaired by Meera Selva, include Oscar winner Bryan Fogel, Jacqueline Charles and Ann M. Simmons
4th October 2021

The global journalism seminar series will start again on Wednesday 6 October, The inspiring line-up of speakers for this term includes director of The Dissident Bryan Fogel, the Miami Herald's Caribbean correspondent Jacqueline Charles and the Wall Street Journal's Russia Bureau Chief Ann M. Simmons.

The seminar series is a cornerstone of the Journalist Fellowship programme bringing distinguished figures from journalism with incredibly deep and varied experiences to share their insights on key issues facing the news media. The seminars allow our Journalist Fellows to engage directly with esteemed reporters, senior newsroom leaders, and innovators from around the world.

The events take place on Zoom and are open to the public on a watch-only basis. They take place on Wednesdays at 13:00 (UK time), apart from the seminars with Bryan Fogel on 13 October (at 17:00) and with Carlos F. Chamorro on 3 November (at 16:00).

Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme Meera Selva, who chairs the seminars, said: "This term's Global Journalism seminar series highlights the huge challenges facing journalists around the world. It's important to hear from those on the front line about the threats they face, and how they manage to report with integrity and clarity."

Here's the list of speakers along with the topics they'll be speaking about: 

?? How to protect Afghanistan's media. Sami Mahdi, fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center, discusses the role and strategy that media in his home country should adopt in the aftermath of a political settlement with the Taliban. | 6 October: Register here

?️ Justice deferred: the Jamal Khashoggi story. On what would have been Jamal Khashoggi's 63rd birthday, three years after the Saudi journalist was executed in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul embassy, we will be joined by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel who directed The Dissident, a documentary about his life. | 13 October: Register here

?️ The role of the press in Chile’s new constitution. Award-winning Chilean editor Francisca Skoknic is one of the creators of LaBot, an innovative journalism platform featuring a news chatbot, a newsletter and investigative reporting. She will explain the fascinating role of the news media in Chile's constitutional reform. | 20 October: Register here

?? Quakes, coups and courage: how to cover Haiti. Jacqueline Charles has reported on Haiti and on the English-speaking Caribbean for the Miami Herald for over a decade. She is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the winner of the 2018 Maria Moors Cabot Prize. | 27 October: Register here

?? Nicaraguan journalism in exile. Journalist and editor of Confidencial and Esta Semana, Carlos F Chamorro, will join us from exile in Costa Rica to speak about the state of media freedom in Nicaragua. | 3 November: Register here

? Reporting climate change from the Pacific Islands. As COP26 enters its final stretch, we will be joined by environmental journalist Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, who founded Pacific Environment Weekly to record the effects of climate change on Pacific Islanders. 10 November: Register here

✍️ From Russia: lessons in correspondence from the WSJAnn M. Simmons is the Moscow bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal. She has spent over 25 years reporting from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America with roles at the LA Times and Time. 17 November: Register here

? Nigeria vs Twitter: the fight for freedom of expression. Fisayo Soyombo is a Nigerian investigative journalist and the founder of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism. He will join us to discuss his government's attempts to block Twitter and crack down on unflattering reporting. | 24 November: Register here

?️ Behind the Pandora Papers. Hear from the reporters behind the most expansive leak of tax haven files in history. In October, their investigation revealed the secret deals and hidden assets of more than 330 politicians and high-level public officials in more than 90 countries and territories, including 35 country leaders. 1 December: Register here