Human Rights Reporting

Online-Workshop am 7. März 2022

HARD FACTS: 07.03.2022. online via Zoom, 06:30pm-08:30pm

In this workshop we will discuss the potential of journalism in contributing to human rights protection, awareness and debate, in ignoring, silencing or misrepresenting human rights issues around the world or, in extreme situations, in inciting hatred, genocide and crimes against humanity. We will provide insight into how journalists translate human rights issues, revealing different reporting patterns and levels of detail in reporting, and suggesting different levels of engagement with human rights issues.


  • An interactive exchange of experiences on human rights reporting.
  • Discussing the most important factors that encourage or limit the coverage of human rights news.
  • Grounded in a close examination of the news production processes and key moments where possible human rights stories are contemplated, decided or eventually ignored, we open up new insights into the complexities and constraints of human rights reporting today.

Speaker: Sara Creta is an award-winning photojournalist and documentary filmmaker, with extensive experience investigating human rights abuses. Over the past years, she documented on-the-ground conditions in forced migration situation, human rights violation, crisis management and cultures in transition. 

Sara’s recent bodies of work in Libya include “Libya, No Escape from Hell” a 60 minutes-long documentary for ARTE filmed in Libya on the entire detention system and the role of the militias; a joint-investigation by Lighthouse Reports, Der Spiegel, ARD, Liberation and Il Domani on the role played by Frontex air surveillance assets in the intercepting and returning asylum-seekers to Libya and “The Ship That Stopped 7,000 Migrants, and Smuggled 700,000 Cigarettes” for The New York Times, an investigation on an Italian warship that was deployed to Tripoli to help combat people-smugglers.

In 2019, she was in Sudan to cover the uprising for the ARTE, a Franco-German free-to-air television network and she co-authored a 22 minutes documentary on Women’s stories from the frontline of Sudan’s revolution.

In the past, she has worked with the German Television ZDF on a documentary about Libya and EU policies; on a documentary series on migration in the Mediterranean for NRK, television in Norway; filmed at the border between Morocco and Spain with RAI, Italian television.

When/Where: 7th of March 2022 6:30-8:30 pm, on Zoom (LINK is sent to you, after you have registered).

Anmeldung / Registration: The webinar-participation is free charge and open to all genders. Please send a mail until the 3rd of March to Tania Napravnik =>

Eine Veranstaltung der Sendereihe Women On Air - Globale Dialoge auf Radio Orange 94.0 und in Kooperation mit COMMIT. Der Workshop findet in englischer Sprache statt. Mehr Infos zur Veranstaltung auf der Webseite der Women On Air