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Lecture tonight to examine how Americans follow Middle East conflict

Loyola press release - November 17, 2008

Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Mass Communication and Department of History will host “Reporting Peace/Reporting Conflict: The U.S. Media on Israel/Palestine” on Monday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. The lecture, which is free, takes place in the Monroe Library Multi Media Room 2, on Loyola’s main campus. Middle Eastern refreshments will be served to attendees.

This event is intended to promote the building of a Middle East Peace Studies Program at Loyola University.

Roxane Assaf, an award-winning journalist, educator and Loyola alumna, will talk about Americans’ lack of understanding of Middle Eastern affairs, which she says is fostered by the mainstream media’s portrayal of the Israel/Palestine conflict. She will reflect on her own experiences in covering the West Bank for a Washington, D.C. magazine and talk about her belief that Americans need to explore alternative information sources for news about the Middle East.

For additional information, contact Dr. Behrooz Moazami at bmoazami@loyno.edu or (504) 865-2162.

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