UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights Fifth Annual Comparative Human Rights Conference Human Rights in the Media Tuesday, November 9, 2004 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Student Union Theater University of Connecticut You are invited to the fifth annual international comparative human rights conference organized by the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. The conference will focus on the critical role that the media have played in influencing people to engage or disengage in human rights issues. Presenters at the conference will reflect on the role the media play in disclosing or obscuring human rights abuses and achievements in various regions of the world, discuss how they help promote or undermine the observance of human rights, as well as how the media interact with and relate to other institutions of power. Conference Participants: H.E. Ambassador Barbara Masekela, South African Ambassador to the United States, former Chief of Staff to Nelson Mandela and Executive Director of the DeBeers Corporation. Mr. Pierre Sane, Assistant-Director General for Social Sciences and Human Sciences, Ethics and Human Rights at UNESCO and former Secretary General of Amnesty International. Tom Brokaw, anchor and managing editor of the top-rated "NBC Nightly News" and the first American anchor to report on human-rights abuses in Tibet (invited) Mandla Langa, Chairperson of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa and author. Nkosinathi Biko, son of martyred South African student leader Steve Biko, is a journalist and Executive Chairperson of the Steve Biko Foundation. Elizabeth Blunt is a seasoned BBC reporter and one of the first women to be appointed to an overseas correspondent's post. Salim Lone was Director of Communications for the UN Mission in Iraq, headed by the late Sergio Vieira de Mello, the Special Representative of Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Iraq. Currently leads the UN communications effort in Iraq. Peter Magubane, Renowned South African photojournalist, whose photos for over 40 years have depicted the reality of life under apartheid, including the Sharpeville massacre and the Soweto uprising. Paula Newberg, Special Advisor to the United Nations Foundation and formerly Special Advisor to the United Nations in Afghanistan. Gregory Alonso Pirio is consultant to WorldSpace Corporation. He previously worked for Voice of America, managing broadcasts in English and in Portuguese to Africa. Directions University of Connecticut, Storrs: Travel I-84 east/west to exit 68. Travel south on Route 195 straight through intersection with Route 32. At intersection of Route 195 and Route 44 (Mansfield Four Corners) proceed straight approximately 1.5 miles to the Storrs Campus. North Parking Garage: >From Route 195, turn right onto North Eagleville Road (Congregational Church on right). At the second light, turn left onto North Hillside Road. At the first stop sign, turn left. The entrance to the North Parking Garage will be immediately on your left. Student Union Theater: Upon exiting the North Parking Garage, walk straight up Hillside Road. The Student Union is the second building on your left. Registration: Conference admission is free, however seating is limited. Please call University Events at 860.486.1038 or send e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> to make your reservation. For more information, please call 860.486.0647 or send e-mail to <email@example.com>; website: http://www.unescochair.uconn.edu ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/markup/maillist.php If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <email@example.com>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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