RPT at the first-ever Global Media Freedom Conference

The Trust organises a Freelancers Hub bringing together freelance journalists, digital security experts and media professionals alike.

From left: Elisabet Cantenys (ACOS Alliance), Prashant Rao (The Atlantic), Sally Fitton (BBC), and Safa al-Ahmad (freelance journalist).

Questions of online and on-the-ground safety and general preparedness are at the forefront of the Rory Peck Trust’s Freelancers Hub, hosted as part of the first-ever Global Conference for Media Freedom in London. The conference is part of an international campaign to shine a global spotlight on media freedom and fight impunity.

In partnership with the Frontline Freelance Register and the ACOS Alliance, RPT was invited to curate the Hub and is running five panels on 10 and 11 July – focusing on everything from the state of freelancing today to managing mental health.

The conference was organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in collaboration with the Canadian government, who are working together to defend media freedom and improve the safety of journalists who report across the world.

See the full Hub programme here.