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Friday, September 17 • 10:00 - 11:30
Townhall: Strategies for resistance

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Independent media are under attack, driven by post-Covid repression and economic hardship. How do we support them to remain viable and relevant? What’s the best mix of financial support, solidarity, and international engagement to ensure independent journalism has a future?

Moderators
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Nadja Hahn

Journalist, ORF
Nadja Hahn covers politics for ORF Radio, the Austrian Public Broadcaster. She is also the co-host of the Ö1-radio show #Doublecheck, covering the influence of politics on the media.  She studied in the U.S. and U.K. and worked as a business journalist in London.

Speakers
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Galina Timchenko

CEO and Founder, Meduza
Galina Timchenko, Russian journalist, CEO and founder of Meduza. The Latvia-based news outlet was founded in 2014. Prior to establishing Maduza, Timchenko was editor-in-chief of Lenta.ru, one of the most influential Moscow-based online media outlets in Russia. In 2014 she was fired... Read More →
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Khadija Patel

Head of Programmes, International Fund for Public Interest Media
Khadija Patel pushes words on street corners. She is passionate about the protection and enhancement of global media as a public good and is the head of programmes at the International Fund for Public Interest Media  She is the former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian in South... Read More →
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Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler
* Joining online!A journalist in Asia for 35 years, Maria Ressa co-founded Rappler, the top digital only news site that is leading the fight for press freedom in the Philippines. As Rappler’s CEO and president, Maria has endured constant political harassment and arrests by the Duterte... Read More →
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Mary Fitzgerald

Director, Information Democracy, OSF
As director of OSF’s Information Democracy programme, Mary Fitzgerald leads the organization’s work to advance open society values at the intersection of journalism, technology, political accountability, and free expression. She works to support high-quality journalism and address... Read More →
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Pravit Rojanaphruk

Columnist and senior staff writer, Khaosod English
Pravit Rojanaphruk is a columnist and senior staff writer at Bangkok-based KhaosodEnglish online news. He won the Committee to Protect Journalists' International Press Freedom Award in 2017 and a finalist for Paris-based Reporters Without Border's World Press Freedom Prize in 2015... Read More →
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Teresa Ribeiro

Representative on Freedom of the Media, OSCE
Teresa Ribeiro is the fifth Representative on Freedom of the Media. She has vast political, diplomatic, human rights and media experience.Prior to this position, she was Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, while serving... Read More →
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Zaffar Abbas

Editor, Dawn newspaper
Zaffar Abbas is the Editor of Dawn, Pakistan’s oldest and most prestigious English language newspaper. This is his 37th year in journalism. During this period he has worked for several news organisations, including 16 years for the BBC World as one of its Pakistan correspondents... Read More →


Friday September 17, 2021 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)