Monday, March 7, 2011

Thursday, March 10: Watch A Webcast Panel Discussion at Global Journalist's International Women's Day

This week marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, and on March 10 Global Journalist invites you to join in a discussion about women in journalism for a live taping of its regular broadcast. The guests, who are journalists from Eritrea, China, Colombia, Iran and the U.S., will discuss the role of female journalists in newsrooms around the world. The community will be invited to participate in the conversation, ask the guests questions and share their own thoughts and experiences.
The event is FREE and open to the public. A reception will follow the live taping (Webcast details below.)

WHEN: March 10, 2011 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fred W. Smith Forum, Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri-Columbia

You can reserve your spot here:
View the 1-minute promotional video here:


If you can't make the live event, Global Journalist would still like to hear your questions and comments. How?

* Watch the live show on March 10th 6-7:00 from the website -OR- tune in from 6:30-7:00 on KBIA-FM 91.3

* CALL with questions or comments during the live show 573-882-8925

* Or- email questions or comments at

* Or- Send a message on Facebook:!/globaljrnlist

* Or- Send a message on Twitter @GlobalJrnlist


Salem Solomon: In her home country of Eritrea, Solomon graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communications. She worked for more than two years as a producer and anchorwoman for the English-language newscast of Eri-TV, the nation’s largest television network. In Columbia, Salem hosts and produces Africa Talks, a talk show on Columbia Access Television. She also works in the International Programs Office at the University of Missouri.

You Li: Li is a PhD candidate at MU’s journalism school. Before coming to the United States, she worked as a reporter for the legal and political beat of a daily newspaper in Dalian, China. She was also editor-in-chief for two years for her university newspaper in Shanghai, where she also founded the school’s first student journalism association.

Mary Kay Blakely: A contributing editor to Ms. magazine since 1981 and former Hers columnist for The New York Times, Professor Blakely teaches writing courses in MU’s journalism school. Her essays on social and political issues have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, LIFE and Vogue.

And joining the conversation by phone and Skype:

Mónica Villamizar is a Colombian reporter for Al Jazeera English who has covered the Chile mining story, the conflict in Colombia and the Haiti earthquake, among others.

Golnaz Esfandiari is a senior correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. She previously worked in RFE/RL ‘s Central Newsroom as head of the Asia Desk and before that, as a correspondent covering developments in Iran and Afghanistan. Born in Tehran, Esfandiari's writing has focused on politics, human rights, and social issues in Iran and Afghanistan.

The Moderator will be Lee Wilkins, a professor at MU's journalism school. Wilkins studies and teaches media ethics, and she discusses media issues on the weekly broadcast of KBIA's Views of the News. She has received multiple teaching awards, and before academia Wilkins worked as a newspaper editor and reporter.

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