What is it like for journalists reporting in conflict zones? We are reporters Elizabeth Arrott (Cairo) and Yehia Kassem (Jerusalem); and Delphine Halgand, U.S. Director of Reporters Without Borders. Ask us anything!
We are journalists with expertise on the Middle East and North Africa, also joined by Delphine Halgand, the U.S. Director of Reporters Without Borders. There has been a lot of attention on news media and reporting in and about war zones. We are here to answer your questions on reporting in dangerous environments, how journalists can stay safe, and anything else!
Yehia has been reporting most recently on the Israel-Hamas conflict for Alhurra TV.
Elizabeth just wrapped up a five year stint as a regional correspondent from Egypt for the Voice of America, and headed VOA’s Cairo bureau.
Delphine has been working as the Director of the Washington DC office for Reporters Without Borders since December 2011. She runs the US activities for the organization and advocates for journalists, bloggers and media rights worldwide.
Here is proof that it is us!
https://twitter.com/VOAArrott/status/500024577289101312 https://twitter.com/BBGgov/status/501730480581267456 https://twitter.com/DelphineHalgand/status/501756117610151936 http://www.bbg.gov/blog/2014/08/15/reddit-ama-reporting-in-dangerous-environments/
Sadly, this Q&A falls on the eve of the second anniversary of the disappearance of Alhurra's Bashar Fahmi, who went missing during a reporting trip in Aleppo, Syria on August 20, 2012. There are currently over 25 journalists missing in Syria.