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Friday, May 19 • 11:00 - 12:00
Terrorism & News Media: Publishing News, Publicizing Terrorism

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How can we cover terrorism without giving too much power to the perpetrators? Are some news media narratives fuelling terrorist attacks? Do we need strict reporting guidelines about terrorism in the news? Best practices and challenges.

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Ute Brucker

Head of Foreign News Department, SWR
Ute Brucker was born in Tübingen, Germany. After completing her studies in German and Romance languages, she began her journalistic career at the Tübingen regional studio of German public broadcaster Südwestfunk (SWF). After internships in France and Baden-Baden, she switched to television in 1995 and has worked as a foreign editor at SWR since 1996. She moderated the SWR programs "Blickpunkt Europa" and "Euro.Land" (2001-02), as well as "Europamagazin" for the TV channel Das Erste. She produced reports for SWF and Das Erste in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, including several times as a correspondent in Cairo and during the Iraq war in 2003 as a reporter in Baghdad and Jordan. From 2004-08, she directed the Madrid studio of the ARD consortium of public broadcasters. In January 2009, she took over the management of the TV world affairs program "Weltspiegel". In addition, she has been head of the SWR’s foreign news department since 2010. *Ute Brucker is... Read More →

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Mahfuz Anam

Editor & Publisher, The Daily Star
Mahfuz Anam is editor and publisher of The Daily Star, the largest circulated English-language newspaper in Bangladesh. Under his editorship (1993 to date), The Daily Star has become the most respected and trusted English-language newspaper in the country and his occasional column "Commentary" enjoys a wide following. He began his journalism career in 1972 as a correspondent for the Bangladesh Observer and later as assistant editor of the Bangladesh Times before embarking on a 14-year career with UNESCO, working in various public affairs and media capacities in Paris, New York and Bangkok. Anam co-founded The Daily Star in 1991 and was named publisher and CEO of Mediaworld Ltd, the owning company of The Daily Star, in 1998. He is the founding president of the Newspapers Owners Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) and current secretary general of the... Read More →
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Davan Maharaj

Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, Los Angeles Times
A 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles Times, Davan Maharaj oversees the largest daily newsgathering organisation in the Western United States. The Los Angeles Times Media Group includes the flagship Los Angeles Times and latimes.com; Times Community News, which consists of six suburban daily and weekly newspapers and websites; and the Spanish-language Hoy and Fin de Semana newspapers and websites. Before being named editor in 2011, Maharaj served as managing editor, business editor, assistant foreign editor and as a reporter in Orange County, Los Angeles and... Read More →
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Hélène Sallon

Middle East Correspondent, Le Monde
Hélène Sallon is a Middle East correspondent for French daily newspaper Le Monde, where she covers Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Egypt, among other countries. Before joining Le Monde in 2010, she lived and conducted academic research in Israel/Palestine (2003-08) and Egypt (1999-2000... Read More →
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Elmar Theveßen

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, ZDF German Television
Elmar Theveßen began his career in TV journalism in 1991 at ZDF’s offices in the former German capital of Bonn, covering domestic politics and security issues. As ZDF’s North America correspondent based in Washington from 1995-2001, he reported not only on the Clinton administration, the internet boom, and various social and economic issues, but also on the bomb attacks in Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Kenya, and Tanzania. In May 2001... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
House of the Patriotic Society (*Reimarus Room)

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