War crimes 101. A workshop for journalists on documenting and memorializing war crimes in real-time: best practices and pitfalls to avoid.
What exactly is a war crime? Why it’s important not to jump to conclusions and to check with experts; the full story and legal analysis are often more complicated than it might seem at first. How can journalism support successful prosecutions? What kinds of evidence should journalists look out for, and how should it be preserved and presented? Am I biased? How to avoid “groupthink” and the importance of questioning official narratives.
And above all Do No Harm: how to ensure that you’re not inadvertently damaging evidence or putting witnesses at risk.
Organised in association with Human Rights Watch.