Robert Mahoney

Mahoney joined CPJ in August 2005 as senior editor and became CPJ’s deputy director in January 2007. He has worked as a journalist in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He reported on politics and economics for Reuters news agency from Brussels and Paris in the late 1970s, and from Southeast Asia in the early 1980s. Mahoney covered South Asia from Delhi for three years from 1985, reporting on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination, the civil war in Sri Lanka, and the fallout from the Soviet presence in Afghanistan. In 1988, he became Reuters bureau chief for West and Central Africa, based in the Ivory Coast and spending considerable time in Liberia covering the civil war. He served as Reuters Jerusalem bureau chief from 1990 to 1997, directing print and, later, television coverage of the Palestinian intifada, the Iraqi missile attacks on Israel, the Oslo peace process, and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Mahoney worked as chief correspondent in Germany from 1997 to 1999 before moving to London to become news editor of politics and general news for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In 2004, he taught journalism for the Reuters Foundation in the Middle East, and worked as a consultant for Human Rights Watch.

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26 June 2020
19:00 SGT

Journalism and Digital Security

While digital transformation of the Media (and all other areas of society) unfolds tirelessly, digital work security protocols and protection of personal and sensitive information does not always follow as quickly. The Media is exposed to this issue on many levels: Whistleblowers and investigative journalists must be protected, along with their data. News sites and social media are under attack, be it threatened by hackers or by the soft power of socially engineered fake news and forum trolls. Journalists have to keep up with tech skills and the latest encryption software, all while facing an uncertain future as traditional revenue models crumble. Hear from our experts on how they deal with these challenges.

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