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Thursday, July 28 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Reporting From the Front Lines (Presented with AAJA-Asia and N3Con)

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As the world watches Russia's invasion of Ukraine, journalists on the front lines are documenting history as it unfolds, risking their safety, mental health, and lives. Hear from journalists who have covered the news from conflict zones and amid calamity, and learn about their process for protecting themselves and their sources while bearing witness to world events. This panel is co-presented with AAJA-Asia's N3Con, and it will be simultaneously cast in Singapore and Los Angeles with speakers from around the world.

  • Joyce Koh is video reporter and on-air correspondent at The Washington Post, covering politics, breaking news and most recently the war in Ukraine. She has previously covered the 2020 presidential campaign, George Floyd protests, The White House and the national opioid crisis. Prior to coming to the Post, she covered the South Carolina state house as a television reporter.
  • Danny Fenster is editor-at-large for Frontier Myanmar, an investigative news magazine. In 2021, he was imprisoned by Myanmar’s junta for nearly six months for his reporting on military-linked businesses and was awarded the National Press Club’s John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, which recognizes journalists “who bravely push to disclose the truth in trying circumstances.” He is a 2022-2023 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
  • Laurel Chor is an Emmy-nominated freelance journalist, photographer, filmmaker, and National Geographic Explorer from Hong Kong. She has worked for VICE, HBO, SHOWTIME, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Reuters, National Geographic, and others. She has covered social, political and environmental stories all over the world, ranging from the Rohingya refugee crisis, to rising sea levels in the Solomon Islands, to deforestation in Paraguay. In 2020, she was named an honoree for the IWMF Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism award for her work during the 2019-2020 Hong Kong protests.
    She is currently researching the trade in manta ray gills for traditional Chinese medicine under the Oxford Martin Programme in Illegal Wildlife Trade as part of her Masters in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management at Christ Church, Oxford University. An accomplished rugby player, she represented Hong Kong in the 2017 Rugby World Cup. She graduated from Georgetown University magna cum laude with a degree in International Health.
  • Keith Richburg is the Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong and a Washington Post Global Opinion columnist. He spent more than 30 years with The Washington Post, including as bureau chief and correspondent in Manila, Nairobi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai. He covered the invasion in Iraq, the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the genocide in Rwanda, and the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China. He was the Post’s Foreign Editor from 2005-2007. His 1997 book, Out Of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa, chronicles his travels across Africa. He is President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong.

Thursday July 28, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
  • Host Organization AAJA