with Ron Haviv
October 30, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30PM
Javits Convention Center
New York City, NY
As part of the keynote presentations at the 2014 PDN PhotoPlus Expo, Ron Haviv will take part in the “A Day Without News Panel Discussion” on Thursday, October 30, 2014.
“In the past 20 years, more than 1,000 journalists have lost their lives in conflict zones and these numbers are escalating with worrying frequency. Once considered neutral observers, journalists are now being targeted, kidnapped, held for ransom and killed. In 2013, A Day Without News launched a campaign following the deaths of our friends and colleagues, the legendary correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlick.
This presentation asks the question, will there soon be a day when it is just too dangerous, and the risks are too great, for journalists to work in global conflict zones? When that day arrives, the bad guys will have certainly won. Join David Friend Vanity Fair’s Editor of Creative Development, Santiago Lyon Director of Photography at AP, and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Ron Haviv, and Antonio Bolfo for first hand insights about how the increase in targeting journalists affects each panelist, their colleagues and the changing role of journalists overall. This is a rare opportunity to increase your awareness about these issues and learn how you can help bring about changes for stronger legislation and increased security for these vital witnesses to our turbulent times.”