2022 IC Talks

January 11, 2022: Andre Lau, Managing Editor of Digital News for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, joined us to discuss what the CBC did to protect its journalists and sources from physical and online threats and how it allowed for more stories to be told.
View the session HERE.

February 15, 2022: Katherine Corcoran, former Associated Press journalist and bureau chief in Mexico City, Angela Kocherga news editor for KTEP, and Vicente Calderon founder and editor of Tijuana Press discuss how the killings of journalists in Mexico are a major threat to democracy in Mexico and how that threat can spill over to the United States. The session was hosted by Robert Buckman, retired journalism professor and former freelance journalist in Latin America.
View the session HERE.

May 3, 2022: Join Kami Rice and Khushood Nabizad as they discuss the hard work it took to help Afghan journalists escape the Taliban and the issues facing these journalists as they try to settle in a new country. Hosted by Steven Goodman.
View the session HERE.
January 25, 2022: Acting VOA director, Yolanda Lopez, and VOA Editor for News Standards and Best Practices, Steve Springer discussed the history of VOA and the battles they have waged to protect the agency's editorial independence.
Watch the session HERE.

March 8, 2022: We talked with Farah Larrieux, former host of Haiti Journal, WPBT2, Miami, with Sergy Odiduro, President, Louisiana SPJ Chapter, as guest host. The topic was how reporting on Haiti forms perceptions about that country with Americans and American leaders.
View the session HERE.

July 19, 2022: Representatives of the Nest Center for Journalism Innovation and Development in Mongolia and the International Fact-Checking Network discussed why a global network of fact checkers is important. Hosted by Fulbright Specialist Jeff South.
Watch the session HERE.


2022 SPJ MediaFest Conference

The International Community sponsored three events for the annual SP convention. The sessions were recorded, just not by a professional. You may watch them at our YouTube Channel or by clicking on the individual titles below.
  • Covering Press Freedom as News: Voice of America Press Freedom page editor Jessica Jerreat discusses how local news organizations can report on violations of press freedom in the United States and why it is important.
  • Online Security for Journalists and Sources: Alison Macrina, director of the Library Freedom Project, explains how Tor and its component parts work to protect journalists and their sources from censorship and government snooping.
  • Threats to Journalists in Mexico and Why It Matters: Former AP Mexico City Bureau Chief and author Katherine Corcoran and VOA producer/reporter Cristina Caicedo Smit discuss the how the threats against journalists can destabilize Mexican and American society.
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