Tira Shubart will chair the session on Protecting frontline journalists - before, during and after assignments. The Rory Peck Trust is dedicated to the support, safety and welfare of freelance newsgatherers around the world. Tira has worked as a news and documentary producer for British, Canadian and American television networks, and for Frontline News Television, covering stories in over 50 countries. Recently, Tira has worked extensively in East Africa. She co-authored the book Lifting the Veil: Life in Revolutionary Iran and has written for the UK and US press. Tira also wrote and produced a BBC comedy series about journalists, Taking the Flak.