How To Defend Media Freedom In Cyberspace

Tue, 2 Nov | 12 – 2pm (UTC) | City, University of London

Against the backdrop of ever-increasing threats to journalists around the world, join us for this panel discussion as we explore the role that technology is playing in the fight to defend media freedom.

From the teams collaborating online to protect their reporters, to the latest security solutions and online safety advice, to a global investigation into the use of spyware and mass surveillance, experts from The Guardian, Reporters Without Borders and Al Jazeera will share insights, challenges and solutions from across the industry.


  • Flo Phillips – Senior Producer & Reporter, The Listening Post on Al Jazeera (Chair)
  • Sam Cutler – Technologist & Reporter, The Guardian
  • Osama Gaweesh – Editor-in-Chief, Egypt Watch
  • Rebecca Vincent – UK Bureau Director, Reporters Without Borders

In collaboration with the Journalism Department
at City, University of London