Rethinking Foreign Reporting: A screening and discussion of short films from Somalia and Sudan

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
639 Williams Hall
Join East Africa based journalists and filmmakers Roopa Gogineni and Trevor Snapp  for a conversation about the changing role of foreign correspondents in today's media  landscape. What happens when it’s too dangerous or too expensive for international  reporters to cover a story? While the internet has opened up much of the world, it’s  becoming more difficult to report from many countries where news takes place- Yemen,  Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and China. So how do we tell these stories? How  can we work with citizen and local journalists? How do we verify information? Most  importantly, how do we get people outside these conflicts to care? The event will begin with a viewing of two films, a VICE documentary from Somalia and  a film produced with citizen journalists in rebel held regions of Sudan.
Light lunch will be provided