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Thursday, August 14 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Crisis Reporting Abroad

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A candid discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of being a woman journalist working in conflict zones or doing crisis reporting abroad.


Caroline Drees

Global Editor for Editorial Events, Reuters
For almost 20 years, Caroline has worked as a reporter, editor and manager across the Middle East, Europe and the US. Besides global editor, her other assignments have included serving as Reuters General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, Middle East Editor, Bureau Chief for Egypt, and running a UNDP/Reuters Foundation project setting up Iraq's first independent news agency. She has a BA in Political Science from Yale University, and an... Read More →

Allyn Gaestel

Freelance Human Rights Journalist
(@allyngaestel) Allyn Gaestel is a freelance journalist who covers human rights, inequality, gender, global health and the human repercussions of politics. She has worked in West Africa, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia for outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Los Angeles Times, Reuters and CNN.

Jean Lee

Foreign Correspondent, Associated Press
(@newsjean) Jean H. Lee is a Seoul-based foreign correspondent for the Associated Press. She led the news agency’s coverage of the Korean peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. During her tenure, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP’s Pyongyang bureau – the first Western text/photo news bureau based in the North Korean capital.

Allison Shelley

Freelance Photojournalist
(@allison_shelley) Allison Shelley is an award-winning freelance photojournalist, former staff photographer for The Washington Times and former director of photography for Education Week. Her documentary work from Haiti, India, Nepal and the United States has appeared in The Atlantic, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. She is co-founder and co-director of the Women Photojournalists of... Read More →

Thursday August 14, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 3, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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