About the lecture
In this panel, leading Afghanistan media and journalism experts will discuss the past, current, and future ramifications of reporting from war zones and providing critical information to Afghans and Americans struggling to understand this complex unfolding situation.
About the speakers
Professor Halima Kazem-Stojanovic is an investigative journalist, filmmaker and lecturer at San Jose State University. Halima’s research at UC Santa Cruz is a feminist history of gender, empire and resistance in Afghanistan and is informed by more than 20 years of reporting on Afghanistan. She has worked for Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and has trained more than 300 hundred journalists in Afghanistan.
Dr. Andrea Wenzel is an assistant professor of journalism at Temple University. From 2008-2010 she was the Kabul-based projects and training manager for BBC Media Action working, and continued to provide consulting for the Afghan NGO that produced educational radio features and dramas for the BBC's Afghan service.
Dr. Wazhmah Osman is an Afghan-American filmmaker and assistant professor in Media Studies and Production at Temple University. In her book Television and the AfghanCulture Wars: Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists, she analyzes the impact of international funding and cross-border media flows on the national politics of Afghanistan, the region, and beyond.
(Moderator) Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Klein College of Media and Communication. His research focuses on the intersections between culture, politics and education in the United States and the Middle East.