Acclaimed Journalist Dahr Jamail Tours the United Kingdom and Ireland, April 7-12
Dispatches from an
truth-telling from the frontline has been a beacon.” —John Pilger
“Essential for anybody who wants to know what is really happening in Iraq. A book which reports what Iraqis endure and what has happened to them during the occupation.” —Patrick Cockburn, foreign correspondent, The Independent, author, The Occupation
IN LATE 2003, weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail embarked to Iraq to report on the war himself. His unembedded dispatches were quickly recognized as an important media resource, featuring exclusive, on-the-ground coverage of the major events of the occupation. Jamail spent a total of 8 months in occupied Iraq as one of only a few independent US journalists in the country and has also reported extensively from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
Jamail now writes for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times and many other outlets, with reports published in the Nation, The Sunday Herald, Islam Online, the Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, and the Independent. He will be speaking on his new book, Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Iraq (Haymarket Books).
April 7th–Stirling, Scotland
University of Stirling, 5:00 pm
Pathfoot Lecture Theatre
April 8th–Glasgow, Scotland
University of Strathclyde, 5.30 p.m
5.14 Graham Hills Building
April 9th–Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier St., 6:30 pm
In a debate with RTE, moderated by Pepe Escobar
April 10th–London, England
The Old Lecture Theatre, 7:00 pm
University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street
April 11th–Totnes, England
Methodist Church, Fore Street, 7:30 pm
April 12th–Taunton, England
Friend’s Meeting House
3 Bath Place, Taunton, TA1 4EP
Tour Sponsored by Haymarket Books (US)
Locally sponsored by the University of Strathclyde; University of Stirling Department of Film, Media, and Journalism; MediaBite; Dublin Institute of Technology School of Media; The Real News Network; Media Workers Against the War; Totnes Peace Group; Taunton Peace Group
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Jamail will be available for interview live and by phone in the UK April 6-14.
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