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Friday, April 1 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Technology for Media Safety

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This workshop will bring together journalists and technologists to explore ideas employing technological and digital solutions to assist media workers working in high risk zones. The workshop will employ design thinking methods and participants would work in groups to explore challenges in media safety and come up with possible technological solutions. It will be a very high paced workshop, focused completely on practical designing methods and will end with ideas for creation of prototypes of digital solutions Through this, we hope to help technologists understand journalists by exploring the situation within which media workers in conflict situations operate, to introduce the concept of technology as a safety solution to journalists, and explore their ideas concerning technological solutions and finally to explore and develop nuanced ideas regarding safety of journalists that employ technology and are practical to use. The workshop has very concrete and practical purposes and it will focus on the designing of an digital safety solution, an application that assists journalists in keeping safe. The ideas that come out of this workshop or any prototypes that are developed would be used to strengthen the design of Muhafiz, an application that MMfD is currently developing to help journalists in Pakistan. We will also look into ways of translating any new and practical ideas will into prototypes to test.

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Asad Baig

Executive Director, Media Matters for Democracy
A broadcast journalist by training and an information technologist by education. My work focuses on advocacy around freedom of expression and religious expression, media, and media safety. I have a keen interest in ICT and technology for journalism and development. | | MMfD in Pakistan works on advocacy around freedom of expression online and offline, developing ICT technologies for media and journalism, and campaigning around gender... Read More →
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Sahar Habib Ghazi

Managing Editor, Global Voices
I help run the unique and borderless Global Voices community and completely virtual newsroom, where we cover 167 countries in 35 languages, through our stellar group of 1400 volunteer writers and editors. I am also on the board of Media Matters for Democracy, a media policy and research group in Pakistan. Before joining Global Voices in 2012, I worked as a journalist in Pakistan where I covered war, elections, natural disasters, and human... Read More →

Friday April 1, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Demo Room

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