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CGHR Practitioner's Series with Sam Dubberley, Amnesty International

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The Centre of Governance and Human Rights is pleased to host Sam Dubberley, special advisor to the Crisis Response team at Amnesty International, as part of the CGHR Practitioner Series. All are welcome to attend. The talk and Q&A will be followed by drinks with the speaker.

Sam Dubberley is special advisor to the Crisis Response team and manger of the Digital Verification Corps at Amnesty International. Prior to joining Amnesty, Sam worked for more than a decade in broadcast journalism, and was head of news at the European Broadcasting Union between 2010 and 2013. As a fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, he co-authored a global study exploring the use of user-generated content or UGC in TV and online news. He is a founding partner of First Draft News which gives practical and ethical guidance in how to find, verify and publish content sourced from the social web, a research consultant for the Human Rights Big Data and Technology Project at the University of Essex and part of the OSR4 Rights team at Swansea University. He studied MML at King’s College (1995).

About the CGHR Practitioner Series: For those hoping to pursue a career in the ‘Third Sector’, especially amidst a broad range of organisations and agencies whose mandates can be loosely collected under the umbrella headings of ‘Human Rights and Social Justice’, ‘Conflict and Security’ or ‘Development and Humanitarian Aid,’ the terrain can be difficult to navigate. A sound academic training, the kind provided by Cambridge University, is important but certainly not enough to prepare students for the transition into working in this sector. Through a mixture of substantive discussion, personal reflection and practical advice, the CGHR Practitioner Series brings together high‐level experts working in these fields and creates a forum in which students and researchers can listen and ask questions about what this work actually involves, seek out reflections from experience on the dilemmas and challenges faced, and probe the skill set and experience needed to forge a career in these fields.

This talk is part of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights Events series.

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