Northwestern Events Calendar

Oct
26
2018

2017 James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism Award Presentation

When: Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Stacy Simpson   (847) 467-2961

Group: Medill Events - All

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Medill welcomes Antoni Slodkowski, Reuters Bureau Chief, Myanmar to accept the 2017 James Foley Medill Medal for Courage on behalf of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The Burmese journalists were detained by Myanmar officials on December 12, 2017, pending a hearing on whether to bring charges against them under the Official Secrets Act . On September 3, 2018, a Myanmar judge found them guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years.

Free pizza will be served following the presentation.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch via livestream.

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