noor-nikon masterclass: more from bayeux

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During the second day of the NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in Conflict Photography the group prepared a presentation of their work. The work was screened in the evening in the presence of approximately 300 festival guests at the Nikon party following the evening presentations.

 

Alixandra Fazzina talked through the code of ethics, illustrating each point with some case studies. Furthermore NOOR’s Stanley Greene presented and talked about his work and experiences covering conflict for more than 25 years, amongst which the Putsch in Russia, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan and recently Syria.

 

On Saturday 12 October, the third and last day the sessions were very much focused on security. NOOR photographers Stanley Greene and Alixandra Fazzina shared some useful tips & tricks on what to think about for your own security, the security of the people you are working with (translator, driver, fixer) and the subjects that you are photographing. Furthermore information about possible organizations to connect to, like the International Federation of Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists were discussed.

 

 

The day ended with a session on digital data security, presented by Grégoire Pouget from RSF. Grégoire touched upon the usage of mobile devices and alternative communication tools. He furthermore explained how to encrypt data to protect your files in case you have to send sensitive information over the internet.

 

In the evening the group attended the awards ceremony of the Prix Bayeux-Calvados where various awards in different categories were handed out to international conflict reporters working for press, TV, radio and web publications. After the ceremony all the participants were invited to attend the closing dinner of the festival, which provided the opportunity to mingle with the other guests of the festival.

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