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GIJC21: Journalists’ security headlines Day 2 discussions

A panel discussion about investigating attacks on journalists headlined the second day of GIJC21, which coincided with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.

The panel of experts argued that by investigating attacks against journalists, reporters can not only turn impunity into justice, but can also deter ruthless actors from committing violent acts in the future.

“By killing the messenger, you can’t kill the message,” said Laurent Richard, the founder of Forbidden Stories.

The day had a strong focus on journalists’ safety and wellbeing, with several workshops on physical safety, and a session on dealing with burnout and stress, led by JNI International Advisory Council member Bruce Shapiro.

Day 2 also focused on new technologies and core issues, including:

You can see the full schedule here. Videos of the sessions will be available on demand for conference attendees.