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Covering Egypt: Media and Politics in the Post-Mubarak Period

New York, NY

May 22, 2014 | Thursday | 2:40 pm

Schermerhorn Hall, Room 501

1198 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10027 ( see map )

Amy Goodman will participate in the afternoon panel of this conference at Columbia University.

From the website of Columbia’s Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life:

This one-day conference, organized by IRCPL Distinguished Visiting Scholar Emad Shahin and IRCPL Director Karen Barkey, will present a critical overview and analysis of the role played by both Egyptian and Western media in Egypt’s post-January 2011 political transition. Particular attention will be paid to the lead-up to Egypt’s July 3, 2013 military coup and the post-coup period. Presentations will address the current state of free expression in Egypt, and evaluate media professionalism in Egypt’s news media. Experts will discuss how Egypt’s press system may need to be restructured in order to facilitate a democratic turn.

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Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,200 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press.

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