Journalists in exile
Journalists and their families forced to flee their homeland in fear of their lives for having had the effrontery to tell the truth. It’s an all-too-familiar story. But what happens when they reach their chosen country of exile? What are the social, cultural, administrative hurdles to overcome? Do they feel invigorated by the new challenge or downhearted by the injustice of it all? Above all, can they continue to work as journalists? If so, in what way and with what degree of recognition of their experience and abilities? Four of the panellists are journalists who live in Italy with the status of political refugee. The fifth panellist is Robert Philomé, who fled from Haiti to France. The moderator is Claudio Martelli, former Italian Minister of Justice.