World Press Freedom Day marked

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC's International Affairs Forum will mark World Press Freedom Day Tuesday, April 30 with a presentation by Rami Khouri, Beirut-based journalist and international commentator and professor of journalism at the American University in Beirut.

Set for 6 p.m. at Traverse City's State Theatre, the event is an opportunity to evaluate press freedom around the world and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. In 2018, 53 journalists were killed in the line of duty and more than 250 imprisoned.

Dialogue on stage will be facilitated by Jacob Wheeler, NMC journalism instructor and adviser to the student-run White Pine Press newspaper. The event will include recognition of local journalists. Tickets are $5 and free to students, educators, and journalists.

Release date: April 23, 2019


Karen Segal
International Affairs Forum co-chair
(231) 715-6064


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