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April 20, 2015

GCJD: The nonprofit business model

Nonprofit news venues are cropping up around the globe, often filling in gaps left by cutbacks in traditional journalism. GCJD will explore the nonprofit model with pioneers in the field at a conference in Germany on June 16. The center is partnering with University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg-Stendal to work with professional journalists, students and media professionals interested in, or participating in nonprofit journalism.

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April 20, 2015

Freedom and Privacy: The Impossible Equation?

On May 7th, GCJD will partner with Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom in May to host a panel discussion, “Freedom and Privacy: The Impossible Equation?” in Beirut, Lebanon as part of the Samir Kassir Foundation’s (SKF) 10 year anniversary. GCJD has partnered with SKF on several projects since its inception and is proud to take part in the anniversary celebration.

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April 20, 2015

SHGCJD: commemoration World Press Freedom Day

40 journalists remain missing around the globe. Houston native Austin Tice is one of them. He was kidnapped while reporting in Syria in 2012, and his whereabouts are unknown. To commemorate World Press Freedom Day, GCJD will work to re-focus attention on Tice and other missing journalists.

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April 9, 2015

Zak Ebrahim Promotes Peace at Sam Houston State University

Zak Ebrahim remembers when his closest childhood friend was just ten years old. The boy’s father had ripped from his home in the United States to fight in the war in Afghanistan. When he returned, Ebrahim says the boy was a shadow of his former self, and never recovered. “This is what happens when we use violence as a resolution of conflict”, Ebrahim says.

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April 9, 2015

I am not my father: terrorist’s son promotes peace

Peace and non-violence were key points of a speech made by the son of a man who planned a deadly attack on American soil.Zak Ebrahim is the son of El-Sayyid Nasair, who is currently serving six consecutive life sentences in prison after shooting and killing the leader of the Jewish Defense League. Even more infamously, from prison Ebrahim’s father coauthored the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993.

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April 6, 2015

’93 WTC bombing planner’s son to visit campus, preach peace

The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy will bring the son of a terrorist to campus to spread the idea of peace. Zak Ebrahim, son of terrorist El-Sayed Nosair who attacked the World Trade Center in 1993, has dedicated his life to overcome the assumptions people have of him because of his father and to spread the importance of peace worldwide.

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April 4, 2015

‘Terrorist’s Son’ to discuss experience, peace

The Terrorists Son: My Path to Peace, a Sam Houston State University Global Center for Journalism and Democracy guest speaker series presentation, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Theater. The presentation will also be livestreamed to SHSUs The Woodlands Center Room 110.

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April 2, 2015

‘Terrorist’s Son’ to discuss experience, peace

Two-time TED Talk speaker Zak Ebrahim will share his stories and experiences of growing up as the son of a terrorist and the path he took in preaching the message of peace on Tuesday (April 7).

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April 1, 2015

Vihangam Yoga meditation workshop in coordination with Global Center of Journalism and Democracy, in Texas.

Workshop conducted to bring awareness on mental health and healthy mind as one of benefits of Meditation.

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March 27, 2015

SHSU groups kick off Mental Health Week with multiple events, talks

To help shine a light on this important issue, the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy at Sam Houston State University hosted a series of events and discussion during the group’s Mental Health Awareness week on the SHSU campus.

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March 23, 2015

GCJD, Active Minds collaborate for Mental Health Awareness Week

As a part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy workshop class collaborated with the newfound Sam Houston State University chapter of Active minds to host a screening of “Silver Linings Playbook” last night.

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February 25, 2015

SHSU's GlobalCenter for Journalism & Democracy "Goes Local" with Our Journalism Teachers and Zoriah Miller & Dr. Marcus Funk

Through a collaboration between Sam Houston State University's GlobalCenter for Journalism and Democracy (GCJD) and our Region 6 Education Service Center, journalism teachers from around our region got the chance to learn from experts in the field, enjoy a day of professional development and be inspired.

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February 9, 2015

SKeyes and GCJD Host Conference on Covering Security Sector Institutions

The tense relationship between news media and the security sector has been especially prevalent in the last few years as the Snowden files catapulted the conversation about the methods of security institutions into the public sphere. Similarly, the Leveson Inquiry in Britain has also highlighted that some media institutions are capable of breaching the public trust.

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February 2, 2015

Al-Massira Report on Beirut Journalist Training (Arabic)

Arabic language magazine, Al-Massira covered the Security Sector training hosted by GCJD in Beirut in January.

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January 29, 2015

Award-Winning Photojournalist To Give Snapshot Of Experiences

He’s captured the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan; he’s collected images from the 2013 riots in Bangladesh; and he’s traveled along the Gulf Coast to record the damage caused by the 2010 BP oil spill. As an award-winning photojournalist, Zoriah Miller has documented some of the most horrific human crises in both developing countries and around the world.

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January 28, 2015

Military and Law Enforcement Training in Beirut

Security forces and journalists are often at odds, even though they both serve the public. GCJD co-hosted a conference in Beirut to work with both sides to help increase understanding, transparency and to ultimately better inform the public about important security issues.

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January 27, 2015

GCJD Announces Collaboration on Global Education Conference

GCJD is teaming up with Sam Houston State University's Center for International Education on their second annual Global Education Issues conference by bringing in keynote speaker Christi Hegranes, the Executive Director of the Global Press Institute

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January 26, 2015

European Union Report on GCJD Beirut Training

Organised in partnership with the Thomson Foundation and the Global Centre for Journalism and Democracy, the Samir Kassir Eyes Centre for Media and Cultural Freedom organised a three-day workshop co-funded by the European Union from 23 to 25 January in Beirut entitled “Covering Security Sector Institutions”. It attracted representatives from the Lebanese security agencies, media professionals and Lebanese and international journalists.

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