AMEJA INVITES YOU TO A DISCUSSION WITH
THE JOURNALIST THAT INTERVIEWED ISRAELI SOLDIER GILAD SHALIT
Amin is the former deputy director of Nile TV; she resigned from the state-run TV amidst the Egyptian Revolution
“I’m determined to be on the side of the people, not the regime.”
Date: Friday, October 21, 2011
Time: Noon to 1pm
Location: Stabile Student Center
Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari at the Columbia Journalism School, Friday, September 23.
Maziar Bahari is the inaugural guest of the AMEJA-Columbia Chapter’s 2012 lecture series on September 23 at 4 p.m. at the Columbia Journalism School. Bahari is an Iranian-born journalist, who also holds a Canadian citizenship. He landed in the headlines in 2009, when he was detained for 118 days in Iran as part of a crackdown following the controversial re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Newsweek contributor was arrested after he shot a video of government forces opening fire on protesters in Tehran on June 15, 2009. The video was broadcast on Britain’s Channel 4 News and NBC in the United States. Following his release from jail, he wrote the book, “Then They Came For Me” detailing his harrowing experience inside the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran. Aside from his experience in prison, Bahari will also talk about Iran’s current state of journalism.
Bahari’s talk comes on the same week Ahmadinejad visits New York for the annual United Nations assembly. As it happens, two Americans remain in prison Iran and the latest news hint at their possible release soon.
The event will be held at the Stabile Student Center, located at the Columbia Journalism School 2960 Broadway (at 116 Street), New York 10027. Take the train No. 1 to Columbia University Station, M60 bus to 116 Street. You can also take the Nos. 4, 11 and 104 buses.
To learn more about Bahari’s experience, read this Nieman Reports article
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