April 21, 2024

Discussion and Reception for Kassahun Yilma CUNY International Journalist in Residence

A staff writer at Addis Neger, a well-respected Ethiopian newspaper, Kassahun Yilma, his editors and other employees fled their country in 2009 when the government shut down the paper and threatened its journalists with terrorism charges. Kassahun has spent the past three years in exile.

Kassahun will participate in a panel discussion, with other African journalists, on escalating attacks on the press in Africa. The discussion will be followed by a welcome reception for him and past recipients of the fellowship, hosted by Dean Stephen Shepard.

The International Journalist in Residence fellowship was launched in 2007 in
partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists. The program grants a
journalist who has been threatened, jailed, or attacked for his or her reporting
access to the J-School and its resources.

Please RSVP by return email at Lonnie.Isabel@journalism.cuny.edu or by telephone
at 646-758-7825.