Investigative journalists and independent publications have always been a thorn in the side of those in power. For centuries corrupt governments have used censorship and random arrests to silence truthtellers. But in recent years the crackdown on independent media has gotten a whole lot worse. In countries like Turkey, Belarus, and Azerbaijan where the state controls most of the media, scores of journalists have been jailed, many publications shut down, and reporters forced to flee their countries to escape threats to their safety.
Undeterred by their forced departure, however, some of the exile journalists continue to report about abuse of power, government wrongdoing in a bid to keep their fellow citizens informed from afar. Some reporters are even starting up publications in exile. Speakers on this panel will discuss attempts to silence free media and the battle to report on oppressive regimes from exile. The highly experienced and credible reporters will share their experience from living and reporting in exile and will try to answer some of the following questions: What are the challenges exile journalists face? How do you cover a country/region from abroad? How new technologies can aid exile journalism?