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War crimes, accountability and the media's role in conflict reporting

At considerable personal risk, journalists play a vital role in conflict reporting and uncovering abuses of power and accountability, by states or individuals. The military photographer known only as Caesar smuggled out of Syria unseen images of the mass atrocities and crimes against humanity carried out by the Syria regime. Journalists reporting on board the Freedom Flotilla convoy to Gaza in 2010 knew the risk of military intervention by the IDF which became a brutal reality. This workshop addresses the question “in an age of fake news and alternative facts, how does the media discharge its responsibility to expose persons or regimes accused of war crimes and breaches of international human rights law?”

Chair - Rukshana Pervin Hoque – Stoke & White LLP

Clive Stafford Smith – Founder of Reprieve
Sehriban Dogan – Stoke & White LLP, International Criminal Law, Human Rights & Public International Law
Jamal El Shayyal – Al Jazeera (TBC)

Sponsored by Stoke White LLP

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