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International Correspondents Panel to Analyze Digital Media's Role in Egyptian Uprising

International Correspondents Panel to Analyze Digital Media's Role in Egyptian Uprising

February 28, 2011 6:30 PM

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Location: Ballroom

Panel to Analyze Digital Media's Role in Egyptian Uprising, Feb. 28

A panel of journalists will explore how the digital media revolution sparked the popular uprising that ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the First Amendment Lounge.

Riz Khan, host of The Riz Khan Show on Al Jazeera English, will give the keynote address and discuss how Al Jazeera stayed on top of the breaking news in Egypt despite government attempts to shut down the Internet. Earlier in his career, he held senior editorial positions at the BBC and CNN International.

Khan's remarks will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning columnist and Egypt expert; Jeffrey Ghannam, author of "Social Media in the Arab World: Leading up to the Uprisings of 2011, " and Natasha Tynes, director of the Middle East program at the International Center for Journalists.

The center has organized the event, which is co-sponsored by the Club's International Correspondents Committee. ICFJ President Joyce Barnathan will moderate the panel discussion, which will be followed by a reception honoring ICFJ fellows in the International Reporting for Minority Journalists program, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, with additional support from the Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation. The event will conclude at 8:30pm.

RSVP to Grace Burton at gburton@icfj.org or 202-349-7606 by Feb. 20.

For More Information On This Event, Please Contact:

Myron Belkind

myron.belkind@verizon.net