Honing the Visual Conference: Visualizing Global Crises Coverage Panel

Human Rights: Visualizing Global Crises Coverage

Honing the Visual was a conference organized by the Center for Global Communcation Studies at Annenberg on January 28-29, 2016. It brought together academics, human rights practitioners, journalists, filmmakers and policy makers to examine the interplay between visuals and human rights. It sought to address how, under which circumstances, and to what ends visual technologies and platforms shape the recognition and restitution of human rights claims. On this Panel: 

  • Claire Wardle (Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University, USA),“Can I Use your Picture?”: How News Organizations Use Eyewitness Media
  • Omar Al-Ghazzi (University of Sheffield, UK), The Afterlife of False Syria Reports and Visuals
  • Ibrahim Saleh (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Egypt’s Political Crisis: Visualization of Blood and Tears
  • Moderator: Natacha Yazbeck (Annenberg School for Communication)