Pulitzer Center Reporter To Speak At Kent State For School of Communication Studies Global Issues Forum

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University will host its Global Communication Issues Forum, Women and Children in Crisis, featuring Beenish Ahmed.

Beenish Ahmed, a Pulitzer Center journalistThe School of Communication Studies at Kent State University will host its Global Communication Issues Forum, Women and Children in Crisis, featuring Beenish Ahmed, a Pulitzer Center journalist on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Moulton Hall Ballroom on the Kent State campus. This forum examines the consequences when women and girls are impoverished, denied an education, and become victims of domestic violence.

The event will feature recent reporting projects by Ahmed including education of women and girls in Pakistan, women as targets of acid attacks, and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai by a Taliban gunman. The program is free and open to the public.

Ahmed, a Pulitzer Center journalist, and reporter at ThinkProgress covers international issues. Ahmed was a Kroc Fellow at National Public Radio through which she reported for its nationally-syndicated flagship shows as well WBUR, Boston’s NPR station. Her work has since aired on PRI’s The World, Deutsche Welle, Radio France Internationale, Monocle 24, and Sky News. Her written work has been featured in The Atlantic, VICE, Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, The American Prospect, GlobalPost, Boston Review, Himal Southasia, Medium and The Huffington Post.

Each Global Communication Issues Forum, an ongoing series sponsored by the School of Communication Studies, addresses the global effect of a topic and how media communicate their coverage to share with a worldwide audience, according to Paul Haridakis, Ph.D., Director of the School of Communication Studies.

“The Global Issues Forum brings Pulitzer Center reporters to campus who share their story behind the news story. They offer personal and professional perspectives on how a story is covered. In turn, we as media consumers are informed on how media coverage can influence our viewpoint of these global issues,” Haridakis said.

The Pulitzer Center promotes in-depth engagement with global affairs through its sponsorship of quality international journalism across all media platforms and an innovative program of outreach and education.    

Moulton Hall is located on 800 Hilltop Drive, near the College of Education Building on East Main Street.  

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Media Contact: Margaret Garmon

School of Communication Studies

330-687-8495 or mgarmon@kent.edu

POSTED: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:39pm
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