October 22 – 4.15-5.30pm
Free Speech is For Me College Tour
Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Safa Al-Ahmad in conversation with Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim
Title: Risk and Reward: Local Journalists Covering the Front Lines of War in Syria and Yemen
As part of the Index on Censorship tour of the USA, where Index aims to highlight that free speech is for everyone, we join Saudi Arabian journalist and filmmaker Safa Al-Ahmad. She has directed documentaries for PBS and the BBC focusing on uprisings in the Middle East. She is the joint winner of the 2015 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Journalism and was a finalist for the 2014 Sony Impact Award.
Join Al-Ahmad in conversation with Zaina Erhaim, a Syrian journalist and former Index on Censorship journalism award winner, currently based in Turkey. Working with print, TV and film, Erhaim has reported on the Syrian civil war from within Syria.
Co-sponsors: PEN America, Perry World House, Center for Media at Risk, Middle East Center, Kelly Writers House
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