Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2017

Wed, 3 May - 12:45 to 14:15

Lunch and Speakers' Corner

Rohan Jayasekera

Journalist, digital media researcher and founder, Plug.Direct

Rohan Jayasekera is a London-born and widely travelled international journalist, editor, media trainer and online producer. Since 1992 Rohan has been working on creative investigative publishing and advocacy in fragile countries, as well as countering hate speech and fake news. As deputy CEO (until 2013) of “Index on Censorship”, the award-winning magazine and advocacy group, he has written on and led projects to counter hate speech. Prior to that, he was the managing editor of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. He has founded and currently works as the head of Vivarta, a digital media research and production lab in the Free Word Centre (London), which also advocates for free expression and real and investigated news.