Using the Media as a weapon! The media’s role during the Assault on Lebanon
A presentation and discussion with Journalists Stefan Christoff and Dru Oja Jay
“For the first week of the violence, I remained in Beirut as a witness to vast human suffering imposed on the nation. From…Central Beirut, explosions could be heard throughout the night” – Stefan Christoff, July 20th
TIME & DATE OF EVENT – Friday November 24 @ 7pm in Tilley Rm. 5 (UNB Campus)
Stefan Christoff is an independent journalist an social activist from Montreal. Stefan is active within Tadamon! [Solidarity! in Arabic], a Lebanon solidarity group in Montreal. Recently Stefan returned from Lebanon where he witnessed & reported on the 2006 Israeli military attack from Beirut. In Lebanon Stefan reported for the Daily Star the Middle East’s largest English daily & also for the Electronic Intifada.
Dru Oja Jay, Editor-in-Chief for the Dominion, a bi-weekly Canadian newspaper with a national focus, published in print and online. The Dominion is a not for profit free newspaper covering topics of interest to Canadians. It aims to provide a progressive counterpoint to the mainstream papers and to create a venue where alternative forms of journalism can be practiced. Just this month, The Dominion released its much-anticipated issue on Canadian Foreign Policy.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN ORGANIZED LOCALLY BY THE UNDERGROUND CAFE AND ALTERNATIVE BOOKSTORE (www.ugcafe.org