2nd February 2005
JOURNALISM CAMPAIGN TO FREE IMPRISONED JOURNALISTS
Teams of students
speaker is Umit Ozturk,
chair of Amnesty International’s Journalists Network, who has been a leading
investigative journalist since 1986. He was subjected to torture on several
occasions and even survived assassination attempts during his journalism career
He will be accompanied by Judith Vidal-Hall, editor of ‘Index on Censorship’, the leading journal campaigning for freedom of expression worldwide.
speakers will highlight the threats facing journalists in
“I think it’s important for Journalism students to develop a global awareness and be aware of the bravery of many journalists who risk jail, torture and sometimes even death as they expose corruption. Adopting these journalists is one way of translating this awareness into constructive action.”
Sara Cropper (21), a third-year Journalism student at the university, is impressed with such a diverse approach to normal studying. “The meeting will be a very valuable insight into the background of campaigning and will promote a further understanding into the potential consequences of investigative journalism,” she said.
The lecture will take place at 6pm and admission is free. All are welcome and there is no need to book a place. For more information, contact Professor Richard Keeble on (01522) 886940 or email RKeeble@lincoln.ac.uk.
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