Christiane Amanpour Lecture: Gambian journalist to discuss mistreatment of reporters
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00pm
Swan Hall, Agnes Doody Auditorium 60 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
A free press is the cornerstone of democracy. Not so in Gambia, where journalists are tortured and even killed for writing about the country’s erratic president.
No one knows this better than Omar Bah, 34, a Gambian newspaper reporter forced to flee his homeland after the country’s security officials targeted him — on TV, no less — as a “wanted’’ man.
Now safely living in Providence, Bah ’10 will talk about his ordeal for the 2014 Christiane Amanpour Lecture. The Lecture Series is named for the 1983 URI alumna and 1995 honorary degree recipient who is the chief international correspondent for CNN International. She is also the anchor of Amanpour, a nightly foreign affairs program on CNN International.
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