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Sunday, November 24 • 15:45 - 16:45
Safeguarding Investigative Journalists from Legal Threat حماية الصحفيين الاستقصائيين من المخاطر القانونية (Convention Center-Jasmine Room)

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In this session, Transparency International’s Special Legal Council’s expert Alexander Papachristou and veteran Jordanian and Syrian media law experts Mohammad Qtishat and Rahada Abdoush will advise on how to deal with local, regional and international media laws that could be used against you by those angered by your work. They will share insight into how to make sure your investigative report is legally sound before you publish or broadcast, especially if you are being threatened by national security or privacy laws.

 يتحدث في هذه الجلسة خبير المخاطر القانونية في المجلس القانوني الخاص بمنظمة الشفافية الدولية ألكساندر باباخريستو                                    (Transparency International’s Special Legal Council) و الخبيرين المتخصّص في قانوني الإعلام الأردني محمد قطيشات والسوري رهادة  عبدوش. ويقدّم الفريق القانوني الدولي المشورة حول كيفية التعامل مع قوانين وسائل الإعلام المحلية والإقليمية والدولية كيما تنجح في  تفادي التعرض لمساءلة قانونية ردّا على تحقيقاتك. يتشارك المتحدثون الأفكار حول كيفية التأكّد من أن تقريرك الاستقصائي قانوني قبل نشره/  بثّه، بخاصة في حال تعرضّك للتهديد من أجهزة الأمن القومي أو وقعت في شباك قوانين الخصوصية.

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Yahia Shukkair

Yahia Shukkair is a Journalist and media law expert. Head of Audio-visual complaints committee.يحيى صحافي أردني وخبير قوانين الإعلام، ورئيس لجنة الشكاوى السمعية البصرية.

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Rahada Abdlla Abdosh

Rahada Abdoush began her career in administrative and legal affairs at the Syrian newspaper “Al-Thawra” in 1994. She became a freelance journalist in 2003, writing articles and investigative reports for a number of Syrian and Arab newspapers and magazines. Rahada supervised the... Read More →
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Alexander Papachristou

Executive Director, Vance Center
Alexander Papachristou joined the Vance Center as Executive Director in January 2012. He directs the organization’s overall operations and focuses on its programmatic and institutional initiatives, as well as fundraising. He provides legal advice to both international and local... Read More →
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Mohammad Zohair Qtaishat

Mohammad Zohair Qtaishat is the Special Legal Adviser to the Prime Minister of Jordan and General Manager of the Media Commission. He is the founder and senior partner in the Jordanian local law firm and head of MELAD (Media Legal Aid Unit for Journalists... Read More →

Sunday November 24, 2019 15:45 - 16:45 IST
Jasmine Room