If everyone (but Judith) can mute yourselves we’d appreciate it
Camila Grigera Naon
the host can mute the person!
I have a question about covering protests after curfew as a freelancer. Some of them were peaceful. For example, the one with doctors at Times Square. But I felt conflicted about going because I didn’t have a press card to protect myself in case of a confrontation with the police, and I ended up not going. Is there any way I can protect myself if the next time I end up going? I’m also an immigrant. A legal one, but it still feels that things things will be more complicated for me if I get arrested.
How about covering protests on a student visa?
In your experience, which American cities have been the worst in treating protestors? Which are more friendly?
You mentioned your work as a war correspondent. Do you have any advice for how to best set yourself up, while a graduate student, to pursue a career as a war correspondent after graduation. I’m an American citizen and am very interested in conflict/war reporting abroad. Thank you.
You mentioned traveling with other journalists and sharing numbers in a WhatsApp thread etc — are you talking about journalists in the same newsroom or competing publications? Obviously safety is a priority but how would you describe camaraderie between other journalists in covering protests but also competition in terms of getting the story?
How does a Journalist prepare yourself for the unexpected that heralds danger ?
how do you continue to stay calm?
Would you share some of your experiences covering protests abroad in countries hostile to foreign journalists?
There have been reports that the NYPD has denied the press curfew exemptions based on the fact that their press passes were not issued by the NYPD. Is this something that you have seen in the past? If so, how has this been handled?
Are there any lessons about covering protests you’ve learned the hard way? Any specific anecdotes about mistakes you’ve made?
As a general rule, should we avoid snapping photos or videos of protesters’ faces, or are there exceptions? What if it’s not always possible?
When we choose people to interview at the protest, when would be a good time to do so (e.g. after the protest)? And is there any advice for whom to interview too, cuz there are going to be many people on the spot?
Besides racial discrimination, have you ever experienced gender discrimination during your report?
Marco Dalla Stella
In your opinion and experience, the spread of recording devices available to protestors made it somehow safer for reporters (and peaceful protesters) to attend a protest, or it had the effect of increasing tension among the police forces ?
have you ever been in a position where the crowd has turned against you?
What makes for a great story at a protest? What do you look for, in terms of the story / what's noteworthy?
If the police try to seize your camera and notebook/phone that may have the names of people who you interviewed, what can you do?
Camila Grigera Naon
In what ways are American protests different from protests in other countries where you’ve reported? Do you have any anecdotes?
when interviewing someone during a protest, do you do it on the spot or try to move away from the crowd? Is that dangerous/inconveniencing to the person?
Is there a way to identify a police officer if you encounter someone being hostile? Like a badge number?
In Hong Kong, there’s been growing concerns for journalists to freely report with the new security bill and police brutality. What do you do if the police tries to seize your camera? Do you recommend a body cam?
Have you ever been detained by a foreign police force? How would you find a phone number for a lawyer if you’re abroad
how do you go about getting back equipment that the police has confiscated?
How do you cover protests in a place whose language you don't speak?
With the increasing capabilities of small cameras there's been a lot of overtly aesthetic imagery produced during some recent protests. Do you think photo+doc journalism's relationship to 'good pictures' is changing/needs to?
Several years ago, three Russian journalists investigating Russian presence in Central African Republic were killed there while on assignment (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-centralafrica-violence/three-russian-journalists-killed-in-central-african-republic-ambush-idUSKBN1KL2DX). If you know this story, what could they do differently to protect themselves?
A good tip for everyone: If you are detained in a foreign country, always be sure to ask to speak to someone from the US consulate.
In situations where one is a lone reporter, how does one prioritize what to focus on if two big stories occur at the about the same time in different parts of the protest scene?
If it’s really cold outside, wrap your feel in newspapers before you wear boots.
only if you feel there’s time — can you talk a bit about your book? Did you write it while reporting and covering live protests?
i used to work at Harpercollins coincidentally :)
Can you talk about gathering the courage to cover a protest -- or your first protest? Any advice on how to make the leap?
(just from a personal perspective, aside from all the tips you've given today!)
what's the book called? I can't see it :/
Thank you very much for this session! It was very informative!
Camila Grigera Naon
you mentioned a digital strategy. what exactly do you mean by that?
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This was great! Thanks for all of the great tips.
This was a fantastic webinar, thank you!
Very very helpful, thank you
Thank you so much! This was so helpful.
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