PEN World Voices Festival | NYC April 25 – May 1, 2016

Finding Security in Unsafe Passages: United Nations Event about Protecting Journalists’ Safety and Rights

Karin Deutsch Karlekar
Photo by Sarah Edkins / PEN American Center

Jon Williams, the ABC news managing editor moderated; H.E. Ms Benedicte Frankinet, Belgian Ambassador, gave the keynote speech; French Ambassador H.E. Francois Delattre spoke briefly on France’s role in freedom of the press; PEN America staff Karin Deutsch Karlekar spoke about PEN’s work; Patrice Keats Ph.D. spoke about how journalists deal with trauma and gave practical advice on how to cope; Frank Smyth from Global Journalist security showed a short video about how to protect oneself during live fire; Herb Boyd spoke briefly about protecting sources; Susan E. Davis from the National Writers Union spoke briefly about copyright infringement; Charles Seife from NYU spoke about metadata cybersecurity. The panel ran 3 hours.


Presented by the International Federation of Journalists, the Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations, the National Writers Union, and the Metro New York Labor Communications Council.