On May 1, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and GW’s School of Media & Public Affairs hosted a conversation about the importance of the role of U.S. international journalists, defending press freedom, and journalist safety.
Watch program highlights
Introduction and keynote remarks
After welcome remarks and an introduction by host Frank Sesno (GW School of Media & Public Affairs), Ambassador D. Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs, underscores the belief that an informed world is a safer world.
Creating a Two-Way Conversation: MBN’s Raise Your Voice
Middle East Broadcasting Network (MBN) editors Nada Alwadi & Omar Fekeiki highlight “Raise Your Voice” as a platform for exposing ISIL’s true nature and maintaining an ongoing conversation with their audience.
VOA Hausa Service presents: A Rare Glimpse Into Boko Haram
Maryam Bugaje from Voice of America’s Hausa Service speaks about the process behind the exclusive video report on Boko Haram.
Deconstructing International Media—Value, Impact & Evolution
Moderator Frank Sesno (GW School of Media & Public Affairs) talks with BBG CEO & Director John F. Lansing, NPR Senior VP of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes, and CNN Global Affairs Correspondent Elise Labott about the weaponization of information and establishing trust and credibility in international reporting.
Challenges, Opportunities & Creative Solutions in International Reporting
CEO Lansing moderates a discussion with The Guardian’s David Smith, and journalists and executives from the BBG networks about the risks and opportunities they encounter when gathering news on an international stage.