[act-ma] 5/24 The Freedom of the Press and the Pandemic

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu May 21 03:34:08 PDT 2020

Abha Sur writes

Solidarity across Distances
Lectures in the Times of COVID-19
The Freedom of the Press and the Pandemic
A lecture by and conversation with:
Siddharth Varadarajan
Founding Editor of The Wire
Sunday, May 24, 11AM EDT/8PM PDT/8:30PM IST

Registration is Required!
A Zoom link and password will be emailed upon registration

Siddharth Varadarajan is the Founding Editor of The Wire, a leading Indian
non-profit digital news portal, and former editor of The Hindu. He has won
many awards for his journalism, both national and international, including
the Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize Silver Medal, the Ramnath Goenka
Award, the Shorenstein award for outstanding reporting and for significant
contributions to promoting freedom of the press, and most recently, the
prestigious Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award for courageous
journalism in the face of repression. He has also edited Gujarat: The
Making of a Tragedy and Nonalignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy
for India in the 21st Century

About Solidarity across Distances: The current pandemic around the world 
has created a public health
crisis, gravely exacerbating a pre-existing economic crisis. Governments 
around the world have also used
this as an opportunity to amass more authoritarian power, aggravating a 
crisis of democracy. While we
maintain physical distances, resistance to these triple crises cannot 
wait for the pandemic to end.
Solidarity across Distances is a lecture series in which we plan to 
bring critical voices of information and
analysis. And bring people together in solidarity and resistance.
Write to SolidarityAcrossDistances at gmail.com to join our mailing list 
and find out about our future events.


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