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Join Columbia Journalism School (@ColumbiaJourn) in the latest of its timely global webcasts about media. This time on the anniversary of the start of the Egypt protests on January 25, 2011, we host a conversation with local & international correspondents & experts about the turbulent events and look ahead about what's ahead for the Middle East and North Africa.
Hosting the show are Prof. Sree Sreenivasan (@sree), Columbia J-school digital professor and Dean of Student Affairs and Melanie Huff (@mghuff), Asst Dean of Students and close observer of the online aspects of the revolutions. *Abeer Allam, Saudi correspondent for Financial Times [@abeerallamFT]; *Ahmed Al-Omran, blogger focused on Saudi & Syria/NPR [@ahmed]; *Rawya Rageh, Egypt/Iraq correspondent, AJE [@RawyaRageh]; *Rebecca Santana, Iraq Bureau Chief, AP; *Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, co-host/producer, AJE/The Stream [@ASE]; *Jigar Mehta, creator of #18daysinEgypt collaborative doc project [@jigarmehta]; *Jillian C. York, Director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation/blogger [@jilliancyork] You can participate by calling in live or Skyping in or commenting in our chatroom or emailing email@example.com or tweeting @ColumbiaJourn or @sree or #cjmena
Columbia Journalism School (@ColumbiaJourn) presents a conversation about the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Join several J-school alumni who have been covering various aspects of this story from around the Arab world. Speakers: YASMINE EL-RASHIDI ’99 (@yasminerashidi) freelancer in Cairo; ABIGAIL HAUSLOHNER MA’10 (@ahauslohner) of Time in Cairo & Benghazi & Tunis; RAWYA RAGEH J’06 (@RawyaRageh) of Al Jazeera in Cairo and Baghdad; SUDARSAN RAGHAVAN ’93 of the Washington Post in Yemen; AHMED AL-OMRAN ’11, a leading Saudi blogger in this year’s current class.
They'll discuss their work, what they have been seeing and what they have been learning. You will be able to call-in live and ask questions. If you'd like to send in questions via email, please email sree at sree.net or tweet at @sree and @MGHuff Moderated by MELANIE HUFF, Assistant Dean of Students and Prof. SREE SREENIVASAN, Dean of Student Affairs. * [sample tweet: Join @ColumbiaJourn alumni for webcast about Arab revolutions; Noon ET: http://bit.ly/cjmena #MENA #jan25] SEE FULL SERIES AT http://bit.ly/columbiawebcasts