Award-winning international journalists to attend February conference in Madison

The UW-Madison International Division has announced a February human rights reporting conference, sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

According to the release, the conference, titled “Cultures in Conflict: Navigating Cultural Difference in International Human Rights Reporting,” addresses themes of international press freedom, representation of sources, safety in the field, and cultural difference. It is scheduled for Feb. 9-10, 2018.

Most of the journalists participating in the conference are current or former international correspondents. They have reported for dozens of major U.S. and international outlets, including the Guardian, Reuters, the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, the Boston Globe, Newsday, CBS, BBC World Service, Czech Radio and USA Today.

Of particular interest to the African and African studies community is panelist Dayo Aiyetan, executive director for the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, based in Nigeria. Aiyetan is scheduled to present on Friday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m.

The conference is free and open to the public, though registration is required.