Agents for Democracy: Journalists & Activism
Moderated by Omar Al-Ghazzi, London School of Economics
In democratic civil society, what kind of public intellectual is the journalist advocate? What ethical dilemmas are generated by their commitments (which may be sometimes in conflict)? Is the ethical mandate of the activist-journalist a straightforward promotion of human rights, or the taking of a critical stance in order to better assess any political and social agendas set in the name of such rights?
Burcu Karakaş, Journalist
Shepherd Mpofu, University of Limpopo
Anjan Sundaram, Independent Journalist
Basharat Peer, The New York Times
Francis L.F. Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong