GCJD Speaker Series


Global Center for Journalism and Democracy
Dan Rather Communications Building, Room 201, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 294-4399

Target! Journalist

Date & Time: April 18, 2013, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: LSC Theater, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

More than two dozen journalists have been killed covering the conflict in Syria, labeled the most dangerous place on Earth for the press.  Still, some brave reporters have ventured into the country to let the world know what is happening there. Irish journalist Mary Fitzgerald, is one of them.

To enter Syria, Mary had to team up with rebel forces because the Syrian government still bans most journalists from entering.  She trudged through through muddy fields in the middle of the night with only the moon to light her way. She walked for hours , crawled through barbed wire fences , and sneaked past government checkpoints. Everything she needed, she had to carry on her back.

Once inside, she had to rely on the kindness of strangers to get her through her days. Her life and the lives of those helping her were at constant risk as the bloody uprising raged on. Communication with the outside world was nearly non existent.

Journalists like Mary tell stories the regime doesn't want told.  She, along with several others, was targeted by the Syrian government and had to leave the country.
 
Hear the chilling details of her life as a foreign correspondent who has worked in the world's most dangerous places.

Thursday, April 18th, 7pm. Be there!

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