Pacifica Forum presents: Alison Weir
Freelance journalist Alison Weir spent a month traveling through the hotspots of Gaza and the West Bank on her own, independent investigation. In her presentation she describes her experiences, shows her slides of the area, and discusses American press coverage of this region, including her organization’s in-depth studies of the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the networks and other news media, as well as meetings with editors from around the country.
She is executive director of If Americans Knew.
Weir, regarded as an authority on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has spoken on Capitol Hill, to business leaders, at prestigious think tanks, and at many universities. Her hour-long speech on the subject was broadcast several times on C-Span.
Israel - Palestine: What the Media Leave Out
Previous Speaking Venues:
The Center for Policy Analysis, Harvard Law School, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Columbia, Northwestern, The Naval Postgraduate School, etc.
Contributor to The New Intifada (Verso press), Censored 2005 (Seven Stories Press), The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, CounterPunch, Z Magazine; etc.
Time: 4:00 PM conversational session
7:30 to 9:30 Palestine/Israel: Media Distortion
Date: February 16th, 2007
Place: UofO MacKenzie Hall Rm 129