The Human Impact

Smuggling of weapons-grade nuclear material unacceptable – former CIA officer

Rolf Mowatt-Larsson, currently a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, served more than three years as director of intelligence and counter-intelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy and for 23 years as a Central Intelligence Agency officer in various posts. YouTube Preview Image

He delivered a presentation about preventing nuclear terrorism at the three-day “Reporting on International Security and Terrorism” seminar in Istanbul hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Discussions are hosted by international security experts and attended by 25 journalists from around the world.

Picture credit: Rolf Mowatt-Larsson, a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, in a conference room at the Marmara Pera Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, on Nov. 14, 2012. ALERTNET/Julie Mollins

Turkey needs multilateral strategy for Syria refugee influx – policy expert

Hugh Pope, a policy expert on Turkey and Cyprus spoke with AlertNet after delivering a presentation at a conference in Istanbul. YouTube Preview Image

The three-day “Reporting on International Security and Terrorism” seminar examines the role of the news media and how journalists can avoid being exploited by terrorists to help them achieve their goals

Picture Credit: A Turkish soldier speaks with Syrian refugees who are trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey after gunfire were heard in Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Al Qaeda ideology is weakening – Algerian activist Abdullah Anas

 

Abdullah Anas spoke with AlertNet after a panel discussion titled “The Death of Global Jihadism, a Disparate al Qaeda?” at the “Reporting on International Security and Terrorism” seminar in Istanbul. YouTube Preview Image

Panel discussions at the event are hosted by international security experts and attended by 25 journalists from around the world.

Sponsors of the seminar include Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Stanley Foundation, Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Stiftung Mercator, Istanbul Policy Center and Sabanci University.

Careless social media use can endanger journalist sources – NPR’s Andy Carvin

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Andy Carvin, social media strategist at National Public Radio (NPR), was part of a panel discussion on authoritarianism and social media at “Reporting on International Security and Terrorism” in Istanbul.

The seminar examined the role of the media and how journalists can avoid being exploited.

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