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National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting – The Oxygen of Democracy Lecture Series

September 8, 2022 | Karl R. Ulrich

Journalism: The Oxygen of Democracy

SS+D is a proud sponsor of the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting – The Oxygen of Democracy Lecture Series.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 7 – 9 pm at the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting – 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester, OH 45069.

The first in a five-part series featuring three Afghan journalists fleeing Kabul during the 2021 U.S. withdrawal. Then connect via big screen with VOA film producer Lauren Kawana and Hasib Danish Alikozai on filmmaking and Afghanistan today. Q&A follows. Please see below for more details. Tickets are free but limited to 100 people. For tickets email or go to the VOA website by Sept. 13th.

The National VOA Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester is proud to invite you to attend a virtual event series featuring Voice of America journalists and leaders titled Journalism: The Oxygen of Democracy, to be held the third Thursday of each month beginning September 15 through Jan. 19, 2023 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the VOA Museum in West Chester. The in-person audience will view a documentary film or presentation in the Museum’s Clyde Haehnle Hall, then interface via big screen with VOA journalists and leaders located remotely on Sept. 15; Oct. 20; Nov. 17; Dec. 15 and Jan. 19.

First in the series will be a screening of the 30-minute VOA documentary, Journalists on the Run, which chronicles the harrowing flight of three Afghan journalists as they flee the Taliban during the final days of the U.S. military withdrawal in 2021, eventually settling in the U.S. The film’s trailer can be seen here: 

Lauren Kawana, film producer, and Hasib Danish Alikozai, VOA Afghan Service chief, will discuss the film and provide an update on Afghanistan today. Other topics over the five-month virtual series include: a discussion of VOA journalistic standards when reporting the news; how video, recordings and social media shape breaking news in hot spots worldwide; and an update on the Ukrainian invasion.

RSVP before Tuesday, Sept. 13

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