The Counter Terror Expo US, being held May 16-17, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, will feature a panel of elite counterterrorism journalists to discuss the challenges that they face in covering global counterterrorism issues. The panel, “Media Perspectives on Covering Global Counterterrorism,” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 at 9:15 a.m. immediately following Michael Leiter’s keynote address.
This panel discussion will take a close look at some of the obstacles and challenges facing journalists when covering global counterterrorism issues including personal safety, scarce sources, controversial topics, and reporting from abroad. David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, the leading source for independent news and analysis on homeland security affairs, will be moderating the panel. With a combined reporting experience of more than 85 years, the esteemed journalists participating in the panel discussion include: