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Raided, Detained, Cancelled | Episode 2 - Detained

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Episode 2

11am, Thursday 18 November   

Dictators and corrupt governments routinely jail journalists. Does it actually silence them? Or does it embolden them to continue reporting on the abuse of power?

JNI’s Lisa Main will be joined by two journalists who have been detained for doing their jobs. Nathan Maung was jailed by Myanmar’s military junta during their crackdown on media, alongside his colleague Han Thar Nyein, who remains in prison. And Okke Ornstein was jailed in Panama for his reporting on government corruption and fraud, around the time the Panama Papers revealed the country to be a tax haven. 

Were their journalistic principles tested? How did they remain defiant? Have they kept working in the face of these grave risks? 

About the series

Raided. Detained. Cancelled.  A three-part digital event series exploring  the different ways journalists can be silenced. 

There always seems to be someone who doesn’t  want  a journalist  to  get  a  story out. Dictators stifling dissent. Governments protecting national security.  Or the mob on social media forcing journalists off the page or even out of their jobs.   

Raided, Detained,  Cancelled  focuses on the most challenging moment in any journalist’s career: the moment when they might pay for a story  legally,  financially,  professionally  or even, in some cases,  with their lives.  

Join us for a series of live online conversations featuring journalists with first-hand experiences of being raided, detained or cancelled. We will hear their stories but also  explore the reasons  journalists are silenced, whether these efforts really work,  and how journalists in different contexts around the world respond.   

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